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May 22, 2012 - I misteri delle antiche civiltà nord peruviane
Arriviamo a Huanchaco un’ora prima del tramonto, in tempo per montare le tende e preparare l’attrezzatura per cucinare. Ci fermeremo qui 2 notti, dopodiché ci aspetteranno 700 km di strada per raggiungere il confine con l’Ecuador. Prima di superarlo ci fermeremo però altre 3 notti in un camping a Punta Sal, per concederci 2 giorni di relax al mare (sperando nella clemenza del tempo). Considerando i 5 giorni consecutivi di camping, ci fermiamo prima sulla strada, in un vero supermercato (non ce ne sono così tanti!), a far la spesa. Siamo...Jump to full entry
Trujillo 20/09/11 Miles upon piles of desert, then rice paddies and cities in the middle of now where. On the trip from Mancora we passed yet more endless miles of desert, oil pumps scattered across the hills and every so often towns, rice paddies, sugar cane plantations and chicken sheds by the sea. We arrived in the middle of the colonial city. The old town houses weren’t as noticeable as in Antigua, but the churches were pretty spectacular. It had a nice feel to town and safe, but not a great deal to do. The only interesting thing was an...Jump to full entry
Jun 19, 2011 - Last day of the trip - Lima
Last day of the trip today. Very sad, although I am looking forward to chocolate cereal, full English breakfast, marmite and crumpets, Linda McCartney veggie sausages and a good wash. In addition, I would like to go home to a dressing gown, slippers, log fire and Christmas television...but its not winter :( In the morning, I went to look around the very pretty San Francisco Monastery and its not so pretty catacombs. I saw more bones than I have at any other point on the trip, which was nice. After this, I went souvenir shopping at an Inca...Jump to full entry
Jun 17, 2011 - Trujillo - most certainly not a 'pretty, seaside resort'.
So about a week ago, I decided that I would spend my final few days in Peru in what Edgar described to me as 'the pretty, seaside resort of Trujillo'. I was very excited. However, this excitement soon turned to dread. My first inkling that something was amiss with Edgar's description of Trujillo was when a Peruvian lady I met at the airport nearly fainted when I told her where I was heading. She was particularly shocked that I was heading there by myself and insisted on pre-booking me a driver and a hotel. My second inkling that...Jump to full entry
Jun 17, 2011 - Getting out of Trujillo - Chan Chan and Huanchaco
Soon after arriving in Trujillo, I realised I had to get out of the city ASAP. Together with Charles, Michael, Neil, Scott and Brendon, I went to the nearby archaeological site of Chan Chan. I'd visited so many Inca and pre-Inca sites by this point, that my memories of them were starting to mesh together. However, Chan Chan stood out. It was the only archaeological site I'd visited which still had its original paintwork. Very impressive. Actually, I just remembered, the paintwork wasn't at Chan Chan, it was at the Temple of the Moon (the...Jump to full entry
Mar 27, 2011 - Pacasmayo, Chicama, Poemape
march 24. i haven't been keeping up, im already bad at this journal thing... actually we've been very busy.. we had a wonderful time in Lima. special thanks to Allison for putting up with us for two days! Lina and i accompanied allison to the market. shortly they will be electing a new president in Peru and new congressmen. so everywhere you go is saturated with propaganda. the market is no exception. so as we were waiting in line to buy chicken a small band came through promoting one of the candadates. beating drums, making lots of noise,...Jump to full entry
Mar 2, 2011 - Chan Chan
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Discovery docked at Salaverry, Peru, where our bus took us to th province of Trujillo and Chan Chan the ancient site of the world’s largest city made entirely of adobe. It consists of seven citadels and covers 11 sq. miles. We would be seeing only the one that is in the process of restoration; others will be restored as funds become available. Rocio and Johan were our guides and gave us some background information on our drive, also the economy of Trujillo. Agriculture is the principal industry and besides raising the...Jump to full entry
Jul 1, 2010 - Last full day in Huanchaco? No, not already!
I can't believe it. It is happening. I knew this was going to happen. I am getting sad about leaving. Last night, I talked with Jessica about the bird situation on their roof. I found out they not only have chickens and roosters up there, but turkeys. I saw some baby chicks, okay, so what i thought were baby chicks. She was surprised I couldn't tell. Yikes. ANyway, they have their turkeys up there for Christmas, of course. Then, i started asking her if she helped Maria, well, you know, kill the chickens and she said, no way. I guess that is...Jump to full entry
Jun 30, 2010 - Hmmmm....will have to wait for Cuy.
So the cuy dinner is going to have to wait till Friday, my last day in hunachaco. David decided that was a better night, so we are going to have an early class and end up with a dinner at Maria's house. I guess I will have a full dinner for the bus ride back to Lima. Whew. It is hard to believe that I only have two more nights here in this little town. It is quite an eventful week. Yesterday, I got out of class, jumped on the computer and when I got out, the streets were packed of local people. They were carrying the saint of the fishing...Jump to full entry
Jun 29, 2010 - Be careful what you say!
I had so much fun talking to my family yesterday! It was so good to see everyone and hear some English. 10 points for Skype. On my way to David's language class, I was thinking how nice it was to not think about how to say what you want to say during a conversation. I guess I was feeling a bit homesick. When I got into class, we were talking about some things that go wrong when you are traveling, how sometimes you have to be careful and not be hard on yourself,etc... He asked me how I was doing and I hesitated. I didn't want to complain. He...Jump to full entry
Jun 27, 2010 - Toasted bread and a future Home??
This town is great! It grows on me more every minute. I just bought my bread and butter to make toasted bread! Yummy. For some reason that tastes so good to me. I came back with bread, butter, orange juice and M & Ms and guess what? Maria had lunch for me too. They looked for me at lunch time but I was out socializing and buying lunch. I didn't want for them to think they had to worry about me, but I tried to tell them. I hope I didn't say the wrong thing. Google translate comes in easy. I had the lunch they prepared and it was so good so...Jump to full entry
Jun 25, 2010 - It's Friday!
Yesterday was a really good day. I had so much fun going with Maria to the market. I thought at first, oy, this will be interesting. We had a bit of a conversation about her kids, how long she has lived in Wuanchaco and how she loves the sun. We even talked about how her kids went to school in Trujillo, instead of here because the schools are better. I haven't even mentioned the food yet. Oh, it was soooo yummy and I went to bed stuffed and happy. Of course, taking all the classes and living here is really tough in some ways because I am...Jump to full entry