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Jul 31, 2005 - Chiclayo

Masnap elmentem busszal Chiclayoba, ahol Peru leggazdagabb sirleletet talaltak meg, meg epp idoben, mielott a sirrablok az egeszet eladogattak volna a helyi es a nemzetkozi piacokon (Senor Sipan sirja). A lakossag eloszor nagyon ellenseges volt a regeszekkel, akik azutan a sirrablokat es az orgazdakat befogtak dolgozni, igy aztan mindenki elegedett lett. A muzeum igazgatoja a foregesz lett, es latszik is, hogy szivugyenek tartja az egeszet, ahogy fel van epitve a muzeum, meg a targyak sorrendje, a leletek megtalalasat is bemutatjak, stb....

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Judit Peruban

Jul 2, 2005 - One last museum - and then enough already!

"By changing space by leaving the space of one's usual sensibilities, one enters into communication with a space that is physically innovating... For we do not change place, we change our nature, Gaston Bachelard. I like museums, but as I visit more and more, I'm getting particular. There are only so many science museums one can visit, and there are only so many ways to display a dinosaur diorama, so natural history museums are out as well. But I'll go to any municipal art museum I come across, and local history museums are the best way...

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Jun 17, 2005 - Peru - Chiclayo

Chiclayo was founded in 1560s as a rural village by Spanish priests. The area is Peru's major agricultural centre and produces mainly rice and sugar cane, which can be seen everywhere. Chiclayo is also the 'Capital of Friendship' and there is an earthiness and vivacity about its citizens. Chiclayo is also a hub for visiting the surrounding archeological sites. One day we visited Lambayeque where there is the famous Bruning Archeological museum and the new Museo de las Tumbas Reales de Sipan. The new museum is housed in a massive building...

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Jun 14, 2005 - Peru: Chiclayo

It was a long and interrupted night bus journey to Piura in Peru, having to get off the bus too many times for police, customs and border checks. We arrived about 6hrs later then changed buses to get to Chiclayo, where we were headed to. The first thing that struck me was the complete change in scenery to Ecuador..we were driving down the coast and it was just desert, desert and more desert....nothing else apart from vast rocky sandy terrain - It actually made a change from mountains and green. Chiclayo is a commercial city and full of very...

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May 14, 2005 - Chiclayo - We're in Peru!

14.04 The bus trip was very long with 3 different check points before we entered Peru. It was 3:30am when the bus crossed the border. We arrived in Piura at 7am and caught the first bus to Chiclayo. The change in landscape from Ecuador to northern Peru could not be more radical. When we departed ecuador last night it was green mountains and lush fields. We awoke this morning to the flat deserts of the Lambayeque. the trip from Piura to Chiclayo was across the Sechura desert. They call this region the Egypt of Sth America not only because of...

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Apr 8, 2005 - Chiclayo and El Señor de Sipan (a Moche word meaning House of the Moon)

Hopefully our last night bus on our way to Quito , our last country on our trip.. The Lord of Sipán: He was a very important Mochican warrior priest, which remains were founded in Huaca Rajada by Dr. Walter Alva in 1987. In 1987 a small team of Peruvian archaeologists managed, in a dramatic intervention, to prevent the sacking and destruction of the first untouched grave of an ancient ruler of Peru. The discovery of the so-called "Tomb of the Lord of Sipan" aroused the immediate interest of the world's press which, for more than a year...

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Jan 28, 2005 - Yuppers, Im definitly in Peru!

After fourteen hours of travel, I arrived in Chiclayo a very disoriented young woman! I got a taxi to drop me off at the main plaza so that I could look for a hostal. After searching for a while, not finding a single room without a bath for anything less than 15 dollars a night, I finally convinced a woman to let me stay in the crappiest room ever, but I only agreed to pay her 15 dollars for both nights-I couldnt believe I was actually going to pay for it! I gave myself a kick in the @ss when walking to dinner, I had finally clued in to the...

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Jan 19, 2005 - What the hell am I doing in Chiclayo?

Ok,its Monday and as of my last journal entry I was wondering how I was gonna make it to this place..I picked Chiclayo because it is close to the beach, sounded somewhat interesting, and I have a friend here that I had made my last time in Peru. I took a 11 hour busride last night, on this 1st class, 2 level, wonderful, air conditioned bus...lots of leg room..only to make it to a town 3 hours north of here...slept the night in an overpriced hotel, and took a really, really annoying busride down here this afternoon. What makes these...

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Dec 8, 2004 - Chiclayo

Topday I'm in Chiclayo, northern Peru. Left Cuzco yesterday morning somewhat groggy after an unsettled night (not uncommon before an early flight- I had to get up at 5 to be at the airport on time) and all my Peruvian gringo friends coming back to the hostel at 330am pissed and waking me up for a laugh. An English chap called Rick who we met in Machu Picchu was on the same flight to Lima so we had lunch together before he took his bus to Huaraz. I spent the rest of the day in a Lima cybercafe and caught the 7pm service for Chiclayo,...

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Ruth on the road

Oct 31, 2004 - The Bus Marathon from Alausi, Ecuador to Chiclayo, Peru

After the dismal train ride from Riobamba we got stuck in Alausi instead of being able to move on to Cuenca as we had planned. The only good thing about Alausi was that we met some very nice people on the train, including a couple of Australians on a one year trip and an English guy who has the been the exception in that he was on a normal 2 week vacation (and is in the weed wacker business, seriously :) We had a very nice dinner and chatted about different experiences. Nevertheless, the train ride made us decide that we were done with...

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Oct 13, 2004 - Peru, Chiclayo

From Guayaquil we went straight to Tumbes in Peru, and the next morning we continued on to Chiclayo, where we are now. Today we've been to a nice and interesting market and tomorrow we're going to visit the tombes of "Lord of Sipan". We saw the exhibition, which is travelling around, in Quito and thought it would be interesting to see the actual site. Also it's nice to stop a few times on the way to Lima, it's a long way to go. Lord of Sipan is considered almost as big a found as Tutankhamon was and it's really interesting. They found...

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Sep 15, 2004 - Chiclayo

Chicalyo Wed What a change...this is such a pleasant place very upmarket and affluent....lovely hotel as I said to be greeted by friendly faces at 4 in the morning was great...hotel lovely, breakfast good then we ventured into the town...a busy bustling town with thousands of people...it was market day...the atmosphere was so different from the intimidating and at times frightening Lima here it was lovely warm inviting and friendly. We walked along the streets packed with Peruvians, the only whites in the place or at least that was what it...

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