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Mar 16, 2006 - Huanchaco, Trujillo city of eternal spring.

Got to Huanchaco last night at 2 AM. The bus ride was amazingly scenic, huge sand dunes on the right side and the pacific ocean on the left. There was this Peruvian lady Adela sitting next to me, she was riding the bus to Quito Ecuador a 30 hour ride, the bus is really comfortable though. My ride was 8 hours, when I booked the ticket they told me the bus leaves at 3 PM and arrives the next morning at 6 AM, but surprisingly it arrived 4 hours early, could it be my spanish (or the lack of) that I did not understand? Anyways, Adela started...

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Dec 30, 2005 - Huaca del Sol & Huaca de la Luna

Today we visited Moche sites of the area the Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna. We didn't really explore the former as there isn't much to see but the latter the Moon temple was quite brilliant. An adobe structure with original and restored coloured reliefs on some of its walls provided a complete alternative to Inca sites we have focused on of late. We went on a spanish guided tour and discovered quite a bit in our limited language on the construction and purpose of the site. The Moche were a totally different race to the Inca who...

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Dec 29, 2005 - Huanchaco, Trujillo

Our overnight bus journey saw us arrive safe and sound at the Cruz Del Sur bus terminal in Trujillo the 3rd city of Peru. Without a reservation, and aware that holiday season is upon the whole of S America we took up the taxi drivers offer to find us accomodation in Huanchaco, "sleepy" fishing village 12kms outside the city centre. Three full hostels later we found ourselves with a basic internal bedroom which will be our home until after New Year. Our first task was to catch up on some sleep and with no natural light to remind us of what...

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Nov 30, 2005 - Trujillo, Peru

We arrived, grumpy as per usual after a night bus, to Trujillo at 6.30 am. We were brought to our hostal which is in a fishing town called Huanchaco just a few Kms from Trujillo (northern Peru). On dropping our stuff and having breakfast, we set off on tour of the local Moche and Chimu ruins. The Moches and Chimus peoples were pre Inca civilizations. The Chimus built a huge city called Chan Chan, it contains several royal palaces and some of it is excavated. The scale of the streets, squares and altars impressed me. I could imagine all the...

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Nov 7, 2005 - Trujillo, Peru

Actually got to, and on, both buses without problems. Whew! Had a very comfortable and clean bus with a bathroom and a movie from Piura to Chiclayo, then got on a hard and grungy bus without a bathroom, yet from the exact same company and the same terminal in Chiclayo, on my way to Trujillo. All of the buses I have taken have shown a movie at some point, though usually it is an American movie dubbed in Spanish without any subtitles. Even if my Spanish is improving, I am nowhere cloes to being able to understand movies or songs. So sometimes...

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Nov 3, 2005 - Trujillo

Cruz del Sur has its bus station on one of the main arteries in Lima; only way to get there is by taxi. Their Cruzero coach service goes non-stop to Trujillo. The station works like an airport: check-in and weigh-in of luggage, 24.9 kilos, and boarding 20 minutes before departure. A one-way ticket is 20 euros for 550 kilometres and the seats are very comfortable, but still 8 hours on the road are 8 hours on the road. The landscape North of Lima is exactly the same as South of Lima down to Arequipa: desert. Apart from the occasional river...

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Sep 22, 2005 - Trujillo

Trujillo ist eine wunderschoene Stadt im Norden Perus, die einen Besuch auf jeden Fall wert ist: es gibt noch viele Gebaeude aus der Kolonialzeit in unterschiedlichen Farben und mit wunderschoenen Innenhoefen. Mal was anderes als immer nur die Staedte, in denen der "Plaza des armas" (Platz der Waffen) die Hauptattraktion darstellt! Neben der Architektur bietet Trujillo auch ein spannendes Nachtleben und jede Menge gute Restaurants, wenn auch etwas teurer als bisher in Peru, d.h. ca. 3-5 Euro fuer ein sehr gutes Essen in guten Restaurants!...

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Emilie & Ben

Sep 1, 2005 - Trujillo, Chan-Chan, y Huacas de la luna y del sol

The end of the non cycling rest. Trujillo is the end of the line and starting tomorrow we depart for the northern most parts of South America. Trujillo es a cool town full of overly friendly people that are overly friendly for a good reason, they want the gringos money. But we were fortunate to meet some good people that showed us some great time...a little too good of a time. The first night was a non stop binge until the wee hours of the morning which caused the following day to be one of those to be wiped from the history books. The...

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Whe're in America

Jul 30, 2005 - Trujillo

A masodik nap nagyjabol a csomag beszerzesevel telt el, illetve Andreat kisergettem kulonbozo hivatalos ugyintezesekre a rendorkapitanysagra, stb. ami nagyon tanulsagos volt, pl. hogy a rendorsegen irogeppel irnak. Vele, meg Tito nevu kedves rendorrel csaszkalva nagyobb biztonsagban is ereztem magam. Masnap elmentunk megnezni Chan-Chant, ami romokban eddig viszi a palmat. Utana pedig a tengerpartra mentunk ki, ahol vegre eloszor igazan jol ereztem magam, nagyon hangulatos volt, meleg, es jot kajaltunk. Masnap pedig a rendorrel, aki aznap...

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Judit Peruban

Jul 1, 2005 - One last ruin before I get ruined

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes, Marcel Proust Despite the real possibility of overdoing ruins and never wanting to see anything older than myself again, the guidebook descriptions of the north Peru ruins near Trujillo and Chinclayo were irresistible. Instead of vast stone fortresses, beautiful fountains and terraced mountains, these desert ruins were made of mud brick, and despite their age, hadn't melted away into the forgotten well of the past. One ruin in particular hadn't...

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Jun 16, 2005 - Peru: Trujillo

...Oops. Due to mis-information, we missed our bus to Huaraz and ended up having to spend a night (in a hotel next to a very loud salso club) and a day here. We didn't do that much apart from drink coffee, eat cake, wander around a bit, look at cute puppies in a pet shop...

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Jun 15, 2005 - Turjillo, la ville de terre

Trujillo, on redescend au niveau de la mer... ouah ca vs debouche les oreilles ca! Super jolie ville coloniale tout en couleur! 3eme ville du Perou par son nombre d habitants (plus de 600 000). On a beacoup aime meme si pour la premiere fois depuis notre voyage on a ici un sentiment d insecurite: la ville est tres pauvre. Nous sommes alles visiter les ruines pre Inca: Moche (de 200 avant JC a 900 apres JC) et Chimu (de 850 apres JC a 1470).Incroyable ce qu on peut retrouver sous terre apres si longtemps. Le Perou n en finit pas de fouiller...

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