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May 10, 2006 - Chiclayo

Chiclayo, la capital de la amistad (o asi dicen). Ayer fui a Sipan, donde encontraron los restos del Sr. de Sipan.....nada espectacular, pero se ven las tumbas donde encontraron todo. No los dejaron alli por el riesgo de que se los roben.... Despues fui al "Mercado Modelo" de Chiclayo, donde habian mil tiendas de hierbas de chamanes, ademas de San Pedro (el cactus alucinogeno), brebajes, pocimas, efigies, etc. Yo me compre un amuleto para protejerme de las malas vibras. Tiene un "santolino", hierba buena, la hierba de la justicia, pirita ,...

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Nov 8, 2005 - Chiclayo

Boy, are these people out of luck. If their ancestors had built in stone and not in mudbricks, this area would be littered with top world tourist sites, right up there with the Maya culture, the Egyptian pyramids, Machu Picchu, Paris and Rome. Now this area basically looks like a lot of eroded muddy hills, but is actually quite intriguing. The coastal area up to the Andes is a lot wider here in Northern Peru and there are a number of rivers flowing to the Pacific. There are records of inhabitants in these parts at least 5,000 years ago and...

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Sep 9, 2005 - Chiclayo & the nightmare bus ride

Chiclayo was no more than a stopover on our way north, a day spent enjoying the warm climate and laid back atmosphere of this rural hub. We were both quick to doze on our late night bus service. It was our second night running in the semi-comfort of the semi-reclining coach seats... Sleeping in these is something we've both become quite adept at after so much bus travel in the last couple of months. However, this was to be a more eventful trip than usual. At midnight we were rudely awoken by three men armed with handguns, threatening to...

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