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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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Nov 19, 2008 - Lima to Chiclayo, Peru

What can we say about the route North out of Lima and on into Chiclayo, Peru except highway robbery!!! During our drive, we were stopped at least 7 times by the police; and that's when we started counting. We were generally stopped because we had Paraguayan license plates. But after the initial stop and checking that our passports are US, we got all kinds of reactions: 1 - My daughter is trying to get into the United States and YOUR government is stopping her! (Now what can we do about that?) 2 - I have to stand out on this hot road all day...

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Oct 24, 2008 - Chiclayo and Trujillo

Despite being slightly sleep deprived we headed off for to see the 21 piles of dirt (sorry pyramids) that are the preinca ruins of Chiclayo. Check out the photos if you don´t believe me. Apparently its still all being excavated and is touted to be bigger and more exciting than Machu Picchu when all dug up ... I´m not holding my breath! We did however see one of the best museums on our whole trip ... it ranks right up there with the artifacts from Tutankamen´s (sorry spelling again!) tomb in the egyptian museum. Not quite sure why they...

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Mar 31, 2008 - Lima to Chiclayo

Spent an afternoon in Lima before catching the night bus to Chiclayo where we visited Tucume, the ruins of adobe (mud brick) pyramids built some 1000 years ago. Although badly eroded the structures are impressive. They are still being excavated and it is thought that many treasures have yet to be discovered.

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Mar 24, 2008 - A cultural day in Chiclayo

We spent a really interesting day in Chiclayo before our next night bus, visiting the museums in Lambayeque. We learned lots at the Museo Tumbas Reales De Sipan because Tara shamelessly trailed a Canadian tour (Da hid in embarrasement!). So here's today's lesson... In 1987, Dr Walter Alva discovered the tomb of the Lord of Sipan, now acknowledged as one of the most important archaeological finds of the last century. The Lord of Sipan was an important figure in the Mochica culture, and his skeleton (which was buried in a wooden sarcophagus -...

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