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Jun 1, 2014 - Days 285 to 289 - Mancora & Trujillo (Peru)

The bus from Chachapoyas left at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 27th May and arrived in Chiclayo at around 5.00am the following day (what is it with this maddingly early arrival times at final destinations?), and it was not long before Amelie and Dorien arrived on their bus. We decided to head north to Mancora, for a day’s RnR, so it was across town to book another bus ticket and luckily there was a bus leaving at 10.00am, so only a four hour wait. We did venture into the town for some breakfast, but nothing opened until 8.30am, which is very late for...

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Feb 20, 2013 - Week 21 - Huaraz, Huanchaco, Mancora (Peru)

Early during our first day in Huaraz, two girls checked into our dorm, Priya and Ash, and said they’d booked on to a 10am tour to Llanganuco lake. Since we quite fancied visiting the glacier lake too we decided to join the tour. Big mistake. After a 3 hour bone shaking drive via Carhuaz and Caraz we arrived at the Huascaran national park by the shore of a small and not overly impressive lake. As the guide only spoke Spanish we had no idea where we were and what we were supposed to be looking at and thought it was a break to get some lunch....

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May 25, 2012 - Una tenda in riva al mar

Era da Ko Phra Tong, in Thailandia, che non mi concedevo un vero giorno di dolce far nulla. Quando, arrivati al villaggio/camping di Punta Sal, ho affondato i piedi nella sabbia, non potevo crederci. Il tramonto stava per cominciare, davanti a me una spiaggia di sabbia bianca, finissima, con due cucciolotti di cane e un gatto che mi sono venuti incontro, ad accogliermi, delle amache vista oceano che invitavano solo a sdraiarcisi sopra e i pellicani che volavano decisi a pelo d’acqua di fronte a noi. E tutto questo solo per noi, per due...

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My Big Trip

Sep 18, 2011 - Surfers mecca.

Mancora, Peru 18/09/11 Surfers mecca. We had booked a bus to Piura in Peru, but as another group of guided tourists seem to be getting off in a place called Mancora, a surfers paradise, and I wasn’t feeling great, we decided to get off early by a few hours. Out of the middle of the desert you arrive in this tourist centre with hostel, bars, surf shops and tourist tat. For the entire trip from Ecuador all there was, was endless desert followed by fish farms and sugar cane fields, and then back to more desert. The surf looked good here but...

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3rd Gap Year

Jun 19, 2010 - Mancora

Mancora (3 - 6 June) Ahhh, back to beach life. The last beach we saw was almost two months ago in Brazil so to finally make our way back to the coast to enjoy some sunshine and downtime was a welcome reward. Mancora isn't by any means a short trip from Cusco so we checked the bank balances and splurged on a flight to cover half the distance. The flight arrived in Lima and the remaining distance was covered by a bus that was another enjoyable 20 hours. Mancora is a extremely rugged town comprised of one main road with a few beach bars and...

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Jun 11, 2010 - Mancora - THE END

Being us and therefore totally illogical we decided that, in the interests of coming home nice and brown we would head 40 hours up the coast of Peru for one last week of tanning//partying. Mancora is a small town on the beach where lots of Gringos go to surf and relax- the Loki hostel here is gorgeous, more like a hotel with a huuuge pool and lots of sun loungers. We managed to arrive in time to celebrate my 19th birthday at midnight, which we did in style, dressed as plants (don´t ask) and dancing on the bar. Mum and DAd gave us some money...

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Apr 10, 2010 - vamos a la playa, deel 2

tegen de middag moest alles ingepakt zijn want vannacht reizen we naar trujillo. Maar eerst terug naar het strand maar vandaag hielden we onze t shirts aan en bleven we zoveel mogelijk in de schaduw. om 18 uur nog gaan douchen in ons hotel en dan met de tuk tuk naar het busstation om onze bagage te gaan droppen, en rustig te gaan dineren en een pintje te gaan drinken op het strand om 23 uur stapen we op een zeer comfortabele luxebus om heel de nacht te rijden naar trujillo, heb gelukkig goed kunnen slapen op de bus dus de tijd vloog voorbij

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Apr 9, 2010 - vamos a la playa

Vandaag weeral een bloedhete dag in mancora op het strand doorgebracht. De grote oceaan is wel tof ,keihoge golven zelfs tot vlak tegen de kustlijn, maar 1 groot nadeel is er wel, doordat de golven zo sterk zijn spoelen ze ook constant alle zonnecreme weg en moet je je constant opnieuw insmeren, heb dit wel geprobeerd met factor 50 zelfs maar was hier en daar toch een plekje vergeten en die plaatsen zagen natuurlijk knalrood, maar ik was ni alleen, vanda en brett waren ook keihard verbrand, brett had zelfs enorme blaren op zijn schouders,...

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Apr 8, 2010 - the borderline

6u40 pikt de taxi ons op ( midden in de nacht dus ) om naar het busstation te gaan. om 7u15 vertrekken we en tegen de middag zijn we aan de grens van peru. na de nodige papierwinkel onder een loden zon ( 32 graden ) en overstappen op een echte hobbelige bus zijn we in het tweede land aangekomen. rond 17 u arriveren we in surfersparadijs mancora, snel met de tuk tuk naar het hotel, onze bagage gedropt en onmiddellijk naar het strand om het zweet af te spoelen. Dan dinner op het strand bij zonsondergang, rauwe vis in limoensaus en...

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Jan 12, 2010 - Mancora...a new day a new country

Our first stop in Peru. The accommodation is basic, there are 4 of us sharing a room, the weather is hot and humid, and there is very little to do. We have 2 days here, I wish we had only 1 day here, and an extra day in Cuenca. I think many others agree, though there are a few who prefer the beaches here. The town is beautiful, though small, straddling both sides of the Pan American Highway. As said there are only 2 things to do in the town, sunbathe or surf. I have had enough of sunbathing, spending a large proportion of my time on the...

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Nov 29, 2009 - Peru: Mancora

Mancora is Peru's most popular beach resort and we took 3-4 days to boogie-board, body surf, relax and sleep. We ate lots of seafood and had ceviche every day. The sleeping part was tough as we stayed at the wild Loki Hostal, which caters to 20-something backpackers who have nowhere to be tomorrow (or for the next week). Ear plugs came in handy but it was delightful to hear the waves lapping the shore each morning.

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Aug 4, 2009 - rio de janeiro, salvador

hello all!! jackie and i just realized how little time we have left and were incredibly sad about that..rio was absolutely amazing by far the best part of our trip..we made some unforgettable friends that we spent every waking moment of the week with. two irish claire and david, two brothers from the kansas nick and alex, and a girl from north carolina, meredith, and peter from london. the group jibed so well and it felt as if we had known eachother for years. needless to say we all want to reunite somewhere in the next couple years but...

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