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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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Apr 9, 2009 - Huanchaco

First overnight bus from Mancora to Huanchaco, slept like a baby. HUANCHACO Learn to surf - I took lessons with Inger-Lisa a girl from our group from Norway. We took the lessons and Martin got the free shirt, dont ask me how that works, we both were teasing about that one. Surfing lessons were fun we both stood, and I stood with no help, i mean i caught my own wave. Makes me want to move to the beach when i get back and learn to surf for real. Chan Chan - This was surreal. Its the ruins of when the Chimu people use to inhabit the land....

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Nov 28, 2008 - Trujillo & Huanchaco

My first night bus: Mancora to Trujillo It's pretty nice actually. They serve food and the waitress acts like a flight attendant. I don't sleep particularly well, but I arrive without a fuss and find my way to a restaurant for an early breaky. I stroll the streets in the central core looking for information to bus through to Huanchaco (and one more day at the beach). Instead I find a tour that will take me to 2 local ruins and end at the beach. how convenient. Tour: - 1500-year old Moche pyramids - Las Huacas del Sol y de la Luna - ancient...

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Oct 15, 2008 - Peru, Pacasmayo

A few hours north of Huanchaco we stayed at another fishing village called Pacasmayo. Alisons brother Mark had recommended it to us as it was one of his favourite places in Peru. It was the least touristy place we visited in all of Peru and planning on only staying a few days we enjoyed it so much we ended up staying almost 2 weeks. Situated on a windy beach it had one of the longest wharfs in Peru that stretched far out into the ocean surrounded by dozens of fishing boats and nets. We spent the first few days there wondering what the...

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Oct 12, 2008 - Peru, Huanchaco

Driving from the mountains in Huaraz we took a bumpy dirt road through a deep canyon cutting through the Andes. It was a cramped chicken bus and literally we had chickens and roosters on board with us and stowed away under the bus were sheep and goats. We were quite surprised when we stopped for lunch when a bus driver emerged from a luggage compartment under the bus that had been converted into sleeping quarters, but we pretty sure you couldn't get much rest in a stuffy little hole on one of the bumpiest roads we took in Peru. We arrived...

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Oct 11, 2008 - Visiting an ancient City

For now just tracking our trip. Visted the ancient maze city of Chan Chan. Built over 6 centuries. Spent long hours driving through the desert to reach Lima, biding the time by playing cards.. one game of hearts lasted 6 hours! We had found a one-armed battery operated barbie doll (which we named Amber, in honour of the truck, and affixed to the front grill of the truck), but she was stolen overnight. Maybe she will turn up on the catwalk in Milan..?

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Oct 1, 2008 - Random beach camp...

Was on cook duty this morning but Tracy pretty much did everything for us so was an easy morning. We headed to the Chan Chan ruins which were quite impressive! Quite a maze really. After that we had a couple of hours at a shopping mall which felt very surreal really coming from the ruins 10 mins before. After lunch we had a 4 hour drive to our bushcamp for tonight. When Brendan took a turning that took us to a really narrow tunnel we all thought we'd taken a wrong turning but it led us to a beautiful cove where we were to camp for the...

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May 18, 2008 - Beach surfing in Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru

Arriving early at 5AM in Trujillo, a large city next to the coast, we debated whether we should catch a day bus that afternoon to Piura near the border of Peru and Ecuador. Trujillo is very famous for its many large pre-Inca ruins. But since we have already visited many ruins the past 2 weeks, we weren´t sure if we should stay a day in Trujillo. Then Jon read that 10km away from Trujillo is a small beach town Huanchaco where fishermen go fishing using a small reed boat which one can ride on. There are also surfing schools there. So we...

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