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Jun 24, 2010 - Cooking Day! Cooking Day!

I am very excited this morning. I got to sleep in and it is cooking and market day. It is already Thursday, so I am already thinking about my trip this weekend. I have heard too many good things about the Royal Tombs of Sipan, so off I go to find them. The only slight problem is I found out the directions all in Spanish, and I am not totally sure I understand all the directions. It will be another adventure, I am sure. The museum is near a city North of here, called Chiclayo. I will leave early Saturday morning, arrive mid afternoon, go...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Slow down, I want to actually use this language I am learning!

I am getting really used to cold showers here. I woke up this morning hoping for a nice warm shower (why, I don't know. I didn't get one yesterday) and got everything ready to wash my hair. I only wash it every couple of days. I find that it is no use to try to stay too clean here since, it seems that I get really dirty feeling right away. Oh, I dream of getting home, throwing these things in the wash and putting on something yummy and clean! Anyway, I got ready for the shower and turned on the water....nothing, only frio. Frio, frio, frio....

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Jun 22, 2010 - 3 hours of Spanish classes down, about 24 more hours left

I have arranged about 3-4 hours of classes a day! I was in bed last night, reading with my head lamp, ear plugs in, and warm socks, can't forget those. Guess what my thought was? Well, there were two. One had to do with the fact that my grammar and spelling must be horrible on these blogs... (ahh, the joys of being a teacher...) The other had to do with all the interesting characters that I have met here in Huanchaco, so far. So I have to write about them. First, I have to talk about David. He is my main Spanish instructor. I was told from...

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Jun 21, 2010 - What a difference a full night of sleep can do for a person!

I slept for over 12 hours last night. I was well prepared for this trip. I had my ear plugs in and my socks from Cusco for my feet. I even bought a pair of organic eye shades for my eyes. No problem that the roosters started crowing so early in the morning. I was not even aware until I took them off. When I removed my ear plugs I realized how completely loud it actually was. Yea. Two points for sleep. It made so much of a difference in my attitude towards today. ;) Last night I bought a deck of cards and was planning to chill out in my...

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Jun 20, 2010 - Two weeks in Huanchaco

The beach Town of Huanchaco. I took the overnight bus to this little beach town. It was the most torturous part of the whole trip. lol. Really, I hated it, but I tried to be strong. Oh my gosh, does my mind and my stomach really mess with me sometimes. I was told by several people that I should not worry, but the night before my trip, I got word that there are some things to worry about... I don't know, pickpockets-while you are sleeping, and the journey was a series of stops and goes and speed bumps. I don't think I have ever been over soo...

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Apr 12, 2010 - de politie, uw vriend

om 9 u met de chicken bus ( what·s in a name ) nr het centrum om dan met de taxi nr de tempel van de maan en de zon te gaan.tempel gebouwd door de michu, een beschaving voor de inca·s Maar daarna was het weer typisch zuid amerika : we gingen met een minibus terug nr het centrum, was gemaakt voor 15 zeer zeer! soepele mensen van max 1m50 maar de chauffeur pikte zomaar eventjes 30 man op, zaten dus als sardientjes opeen gepakt bij 30 graden celsius ! en als klap op de vuurpijl was er onderweg nog een ongeluk gebeurt op de enige weg met...

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Apr 11, 2010 - relax, take it easy

Om 8u30 komen we aan in trujillo, dit is eigenlijk maar een tussenstop op weg naar lima maar omdat dat te ver is om in 1 keer te doen overnachten we eenmaal hier. We logeren in een hotel op 20 meter van het strand zodus opnieuw vamos a la playa maar eerst moest brett opgelapt worden Omdat zijn blaren zo vreselijk waren en om het sneller te doen genezen gingen we ze openprikken, met een ontsmette schaar prikte jimmy in brett zijn schouders, hij stierf bijna van de pijn maar ziet er nu wel stukken beter uit. s avonds nog met de chicken bus (...

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Mar 13, 2010 - Trujillo and Chan Chan

Have you ever dreamed doing a career as a mason? Then you definitely have to visit Trujillo..... Trujillo is located in the north of Peru, and it was founded as one of the earliest cities, given the name of Francisco Pizarro´s place of birth in spain. Its mostly famous for being close to two archaeological sites, Chan Chan and the temples of the sun and the moon. Furthermore it has some nice beaches for surfing and you can also see a lot of colonial architecture. Chan Chan is an archaeological site located west of Trujillo. It covers an...

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Feb 15, 2010 - À la rencontre du Pacifique et des premiers sites précolombiens

Nous avons fêté comme il se doit et comme deux jeunes fougueux voyageurs amoureux la Saint Valentin dans un bon resto à Trujillo. Ariane a dégusté son premier Pisco Sour, cocktail national péruvien, et limonade pour Maxime pour se rétablir du carnaval. Cette ville a un petit air de Cartagène avec ses fenêtres à moucharabiehs, ses façades colorées, ses balcons en bois surplombant de jolies places. Trujillo est le point de départ pour le site pré-inca de Chan Chan. L'apogée de la culture inca a duré à peine un siècle, de 1400 à 1500. Beaucoup...

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Jan 15, 2010 - Sand City

The night bus ride itself was ok. I managed to get little sleep, but the seats were comfy and my 13 tracks saw me through to the early hours of the following morning. We weren’t actually staying in Trujillo, but were instead staying 5km away at another beach town. The hostel was fine, we were back to 2 people per room. I spent our first day in this new town relaxing and restoring my iTouch. Dan had with him his laptop, and I was able to recover all of my music (thank god) I am so happy now that I have all 5112 songs back. Myself and Kevin...

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Aug 14, 2009 - Trujillo

Well, we got out of the mountains because we kept getting sick. So we took a bus to Trujillo and spent some time on the coast. We had to take an overnight bus which I'm not too fond of, but we had no choice. Unfortunately Lisa got sick about a half hour in, but she was fine after that. Trujillo is a nice city with many archeological ruins nearby. We were promptly met at the bus station by a man employed by the bus company who knew of a nice hotel and could take us on a tour of the ruins later. In our sleep deprived stupor, we agreed to let...

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Apr 12, 2009 - Nos derniers jours au Perou

De la montagne pluvieuse nous retrouvons la cote ou nous sommes sur d’avoir du soleil. La ville de Trujillo n’a rien de special a part quelques importantes ruines pre-inca. Assaillis par les vendeurs de tours, nous cedons sous le charme de l’un deux et prenons un tour pour visiter la ruine de Chan Chan. Mais peu de temps apres on se rend compte qu’ on ne veut absolument pas de ce tour alors qu’on peu tres bien faire la visite par nous memes. On passe la matinnée a essayer de le revendre et par chance on y arrive. On va plutot passer la...

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