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Apr 27, 2008 - From Huanacho to Pimental and on to Punta Sal

It took five long hours to travel from the Lambayeque museum the 200km to the town of Chiclayo, we travelled on a few kilometers more to the beach town of Pimental where our leader/drivers astonishingly suggested we set up our tents on the beach. It was already dark but it looked suspiciously to us as if it were another rubbish dump, there was broken glass everywhere and the sand was damp, who knew how high the tide might come in. Eventually some police arrived and pursuaded Ant and Brendan that the beach might not be the safest place to...

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Apr 1, 2008 - Cusco reflections and Mancora, Peru

After an 18 hour bus to Lima, another 16 hour bus from Lima to Mancora, Nathan and I are now basqing in the sun and loving every minute of it. Yes, it's tropical and hot here but I should explain a bit more about Cusco before I dive into the tropics. Nate and I had a great time in Cusco. Aside from the hike that Nate explained in detail, we also spent one full day in Pisa touring ruins and shopping in their famous weekend market. In addition, we also spent one day visiting another great ruins site just north of town. There are so many ruins...

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Jan 16, 2008 - Mancora and beyond

Well, i wrote a lovely little update the other day and was planning on finishing it the next day. However, it didn't save...oh technology how we love you so. So i will try to recreate it once again. We just finished up spending a few days lazing around the beach. And yes Michelle i got so burnt despite all the millions of applications of sunscreen i tried to apply. Unfortunately, its not the typical all over burn, its the ever so attractive splotchy burn. You know the type that looks like you dont know how to apply sunscreen properly. As if...

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Sep 13, 2007 - The start of the Endless Summer II - Mancora

Right, So after a bit of cultural stuff, and desperatley trying to get to Columbia as fast as possible, we took 4 long busses one after the other to arrive in Mancora - the Peruvian beach resort. Really cool place, kind of a Bali feel about it. Unfort we were sort of staying in a place that had a sort of Kuta feel to it, and it quickly became a Cuzco event all over again, mixed in with a few days of chillin at the beach - so nice to be back at the beach again after 5 months of mountains etc. Also met uo there with a few girls we knew from...

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Jul 26, 2007 - Sol...

Hello sun - I told you I'd come back!!!! I'm at the beach in Mancora right now soaking up all of the sun rays that I can...with a lovely shield of sun screen to go along with it of course! I'm here for about a week in total, just relaxing, reading, writing in my diary, eating delightful passion fruit pancakes, and swimming in the sea. It's so beautiful here and populated with more and more tourists each day! Tomorrow starts the festival for Peru's Independence Day Celebration! Apparently it is going to be the largest one in Peru, and I'll...

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Jun 28, 2007 - Mancora Beach

We had a great time in Mancora! It was nice to be back at the beach again! It is located on the far north coast of Peru. We managed to get into to town for a public holiday so the town was packed with foreigners and Peruvians alike! The only annoying thing was that all the venders etc we in¨rip off tourist mood¨. At one point Alex and I ordered some food thast was said to be plenty for two, which turned out to be nothing like what we'd ordered (not even the right type of meat) and cold. When we asked the lady to heat it... she came and...

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Apr 14, 2007 - Peru, Mancora - 8-13 April

This travelling lark is tougher than it looks. After two and a half months of being on the go, and needing some sun, we decided a few days rest on the beach was called for, so Mancora on the far North Peruvian coast was perfectly placed for us. Mancora is a small beach town, located on the PanAmerican highway, with a couple of hostels, bars and restaurants, and most importantly some surfing, Peruvian style - Peru is famous for its left beach break. We arrived with some relief at our lovely hostel, Las Olas, late on Easter Sunday after a...

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Apr 25, 2006 - PUNTA SAL - Peru

So, und hier waeren wir nun endlich. Dolce farniente am Strand. Nach dem ganzen Stress der letzten paar Wochen haben wir uns dies redlich verdient. Fuer meinen Geschmack waren wir einiges zu schnell unterwegs. Das dauernde umherhetzen fuer Camping auf- und abbauen, Sightseeing, 12-Stunden Reisetage im Bus zusammen mit meiner fast 3 woechigen Krankheit hat recht an meinen Kraeften und Nerven gezerrt. Zum Teil war ich mir des Namens der Stadt wo wir gerade waren nicht mehr bewusst, zu schnell gings oft schon wieder weiter. Ich brauchte nun...

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KARIN GOES FAR

Apr 14, 2006 - PERU: Mancora

Mancora is a surf town on the Northern Coast of Peru, and often first stop for many backpackers. Being away from home, and not having the commercial side to Easter in your face, it suddenly dawned on us it was Easter weekend AND that we were in the most popular Easter destination for Peruvians!! Most of the prices doubled or tripled and it was buzzing with locals ready to party! Not the laid back surf town we were expecting, but we did have to change our plans!!! This wasn't a problem though! We did have one big night. A Reggaeton Party...

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Dec 3, 2005 - Mancora, Peru

We reached this destination, Mancora, on another night bus at 4.30am. This time I coped with the journey better, by just seeing the comical side of the experience, like people sitting in the aisles leaning against my legs, been paranoid about getting robbed (common occurence to tourists while the sleep), wondering if the bus driver will fall asleep and crash and having to listen to some people (locals) who talk incessantly for the whole journey. Mancora turns out to be a heavenly beach resort, it is relatively unspoilt and we just hang out...

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Sep 16, 2005 - El Alto, Cabo Blanco, Mancora

From Chiclayo we passed through some great towns like Piura and Sullana, did a bit of camping and made our way to the petroleum capital of peru...El alto. It was a bit booring, but we heard that there was a nice surfing beach below called cab blanco. it turned out to be a nice beach but we were the only people there. We relaxed for a day and then departed for a short ride to Mancora. Mancora was paradise. Coconut trees, warm water, great surf, and a hostel where we had our own table for four days and everything could go on the credit card....

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Whe're in America

Jun 10, 2005 - Peru - Mancora

Mancora is a surfing town in the north of Peru. It is built along the Pan American highway and has lots of restaurants, bars and shops. The beach is quite nice and the water is warm enough to go swimming in. The waves are only in one area and are quite small at this time of year, perfect for beginning to surf in. We spent seven days in Mancora working on our tans and learning to surf. We had some lessons from a local instructor named Roberto at the solidad surf company and hired a board for a couple of days. By the end Monica was by far the...

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