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Feb 26, 2019 - Winding up our Peru Journey

We are coming to the end of our Peru odyssey. Today we pack for the trip to Lima, which will be a quick overnight and then the longer flights to get home to Seattle (which will undoubtedly required more repacking). It has been a trip filled with explorations of the mountains, of the past, of new and different flavors and inspirations. I am still mulling over a few things; such as why purveyors of clothing throughout the Andes all want me to buy an alpaca sweater with alpacas conga dancing across my chest. (Like that is a good look for...

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Feb 24, 2019 - Pre-Inca exploration day

Today we were on the go all day escorted by Obar who did not speak a lick of English. We started out at breakfast meeting Marthe and Paul from Montreal. He's Paul "the Greek" and Martha is from this town. We enjoyed a nice meal together and were joined by a kind of surly man (it may have been the time, 9am) who also grew up in Pimental. It turns out that Martha and surly man had family aquantences. Small world. When we asked for a drivwer recommendation a conversation ensued, not only who, but how much. Martha won out and we engaged Obar...

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Feb 23, 2019 - In Pimentel, soaking up the sun

Hello to all! Barb and I are spending our last few days here in Peru at the beach, soaking up the Vitamin D before we head home; I hear that there may be more snow on the way?!?!? Actually I am no longer much of a sun bather; I mean when I was growing up in California I used to lay out determinedly in the sun slathered in Cocoa butter; which essentially turned me into a giant fry zone, or we would spray ourselves in baby oil with Iodine mixed in (to attain that attractive orange/brown color). Today I slathered myself in sun block instead,...

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Feb 9, 2019 - Last few days on the Beach

Hello to all! Well we are spending the last few days of our journey on the beach, trying to soak up all the Vitamin D we can; I hear that more snow may be forecast before we return??? I am not exactly a sun bunny; I mean; I used to lie out in the California sun growing up; putting on cocoa butter which essentially turned me into a giant fry zone for the sun's rays, or using baby oil with iodine in it (to turn you that attractive orange/brown color). However, nowadays I tend to avoid it; today I slathered myself with sun block and sat under...

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Mar 11, 2013 - My 3rd day in peru

Hello everyone, Today I went to Chiclayo. It was 86 degrees. Chiclayo is called the City of Friendship because of the kindness and warmth of its people. I went to a museum called Tucume. It was built using the ancient techniques of the buildings of the Lambayeque Culture. I also went to the Valley of the Pyramids. It was very rocky. It is one of the major pyramid concentrations of Southern America. The Valley of the Pyramids was so unique and majestic! I am so fortunate to go to this magnificent city. This day has been so exhausting that I...

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All Around Peru

Oct 26, 2012 - Moche Culture near Chiclayo

Desert Driving Visit to Museum showing phenomenal contents of The Lord of Sipan's tomb, discovered in 1987. He was a ruler of the Moche culture who died in approx 290AD. Visit to site of tomb Wildlife near tomb Chiclayo It is really difficult to buy stamps & to call the UK at a suitable time - please be patient!

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La Gira Andina 2012

Apr 18, 2012 - Olmos

Ouch, that was a harsh day, 4am alarm and out of hotel by 4:30, into taxi to the airport for a 6am flight to the back of beyond (Chiclayo) then a 1.5hour drive at breakneck speeds to the back of the back of beyond otherwise known as deepest darkest Peru. Audit was fine and thought we had getten away without eating as we thought we were heading back to the airport only to be taken to the local backyard restaurant. H did her ussual I don't eat lunch rouine leaving me to sample the delights of the locality. It was quite tasty and looked fine...

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Jun 27, 2010 - Tomb of Sipan

I went and saw the tomb of Sipan in Chiclayo yesterday. It was quite a day. Jenny asked what were my greatest moments in Peru and I think Machu Picchu still sits at the top, but now going to Sipan is a clear number two. I think the reasons are mixed, but sooo good. I guess I understood that for myself as I was coming back to Huanchaco. The funny thing was I was thinking that is was good to get home last night. Ha. I guess it is my home for now. Anyway, I was convincing myself that I didn't want to go. I started to feel a little frozen. The...

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Jun 13, 2010 - Chiclayo via Piura, Peru

To this town...lvg on Union Cariamanga (do NOT trust these guys!!) bus even tho we thought we'd bought tickets at Loja bus line window 2 days before, go figure! Turns out the Loja Line leaves at 7 am whereas Union left at 6...lucky for us as you will see. Bus was very slow, picking up passengers here and there arr at border town 11:45am. After we asked several times how long we'd be at the bus station and getting different answers, finally the driver said we'd leave at 12:30 so Bon went for a walk. I stayed behind reading a book (Atlantis...

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South America Plus

Mar 11, 2010 - Chiclayo and Sipán

I just moved to northern city of Chiclayo, la cuidad de la amistad - The city of the friendship. Not much special to say about the city itself, it has a crowded centre around the central plaza, its very hot and they seem to like poultry restaurants and hairdressers ;-) The main tourist attraction here are the dozens of tombs created by the ancient Moche and Chimu tribes. Went for a tour to see the world famous site of Sipán, it was discovered late in 1990, but the place was plundered much before by locals. Still there were found very...

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Nov 27, 2009 - Peru: Chiclayo/Sipan

We spent one night in Chiclayo in order to see the Sipan ruins and the impressive museum. Sipan was discovered just over 20 years ago (how many more Peruvian sites await re-discovery?) The Pre-Inca Moche people built elaborate burial temples for the Lord of Sipan and others between 200-400 AD. They are still digging everything out.

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Aug 16, 2009 - Chiclayo

Chiclayo, home of more tombs and more archeological sites. These ones were of Moche origins as well I believe. People come from all over the world to see the Royal Tombs museum in Sipan. It is reputed to be one of the world´s 10 best museums, which I would not dispute. It is definitely one of the better museums I have seen. This time we encountered no problems in terms of people scamming us. One of the easiest trips yet. We spent a couple of days. Our first day was spent orienting ourselves and arranging our tour. One of the first things we...

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