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Apr 24, 2007 - Trujillo ( Peru )

Trujillo hat 750.000 Einwohner, was man nicht merkt wenn man im Stadtzentrum ist, denn das ist winzig klein und nicht aussergewöhnlich schön. Aber bei Trujillo liegt Chan Chan, die Überreste einer völlig aus Lehmziegeln erbauten Stadt, der ehemals grössten weltweit. Im 14. Jh. haben dort angeblich bis zu 80.000 Menschen gelebt, heute sieht man nur noch verwaschene Überreste der Mauern. Schöner, weil es mehr zu sehen gibt, ist die Pyramide Huaca de la Luna. Sie ist ebenfalls aus Lehm erbaut und ist noch nicht völlig ausgegraben und das...

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May 29, 2006 - Trujillo

We took a fairly uneventful but long 8 hour bus trip to Trujillo, although they did play Bingo on the bus to entertain us along the way. The coast line here is so different to what we are used to seeing. It is all desert here with a dull grey sky. We spent the night in Trujillo before bouncing out to Chiclayo, we'll be back to explore properly in a couple of days.

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Linda and Donal 2006

Apr 5, 2006 - Huanchaco

Spent the past two months volunteering as a waiter at a vegetarian restaurant, Otra Cosa. Also made pathetic attempts to surf. Coffee, a book, and stretching in the morning, waiting tables in the afternoon, a little school building, some english lessons, translating, and a sunset surf session. I was very sad to leave, and was glad to be sad. Check out their website: http://www.otracosa.nl/

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Sam Guevara '05-'06

Feb 25, 2006 - Huanchaco and a trip to the ruins of Chan Chan

About an hour south along the coast lies Huanchaco. Huanchaco is small beach town with a relaxed feel to it. After spending a couple of days in no man's land Chicama, Huanchaco seemed to have it all! Great restaurants with some excellent seafood, comfortable hotels, an internet on every corner and most importantly great surf right in front of our hotel. The town is a popular summer spot for the local Peruvians that live in the nearby city of Trujillo. This is also rumored to be where the world's first surfers came from, riding waves over...

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Jan 3, 2006 - Museo de Sipan & meal with Peruvian friends

Today we went to what must be the best museum in Peru and one of the best and most memorable of our trip so far, the Museo de Tumbas Reales de Sipan - The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan. An absolutely brilliant collection of artefacts discovered in the tombs at the archaeological site of Sipan where archaeologists discovered 12 tombs, the most important being the Lord of Sipan. Three floors covered the discovery of the site, the treasures within and the royalty buried there. Some of the jewellery is exquisite especially the turquoise...

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Dec 28, 2005 - Peru - Trujillo

Getting to Trujillo, We had our first experience with the Peru Bus system. Oi! Moorish got a scratch on her leg that got infected in about 2 minutes. The Greasy, smelly Peruvians that sat in front of us, smashed us with their SUPER-reclining chairs...no one else seemed to have. Bus crashed into a pile of rubble, at about 1am randomly placed in the middle of the street. It high-centered on top, broke through the radiator, and punctured a tire. Turned an 8 hour ride in to 12. Amazing how normal those incidents become. Standing on the side of...

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Dec 23, 2005 - A memorable journey!

Yesterday morning I was in Cuenca in Southern Ecuador. Cuenca was a pleasant place, and I stayed a couple of days, I met a very nice couple from California and went for dinner and drinks with them (for some reason most of the people travelling in this part of South America are couples in their thirties). I made up my mind that I had to leave early in the morning to keep my options open when arriving in the next town, Machala. I couldn't find much information about this city on most of the usually travelling sites and thus I assumed that...

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Howard on tour!

Nov 27, 2005 - Day 27: Trujillo, Northern Peru

Friday morning at 7 AM we boarded an international bus scheduled to take us from Loja, to the border town Macará then into Peruvian city of Piura. After six hours of arduous mountain roads and having to wait for the bus driver to buy two buckets of mangos at the road side, we finally stopped at a bridge in Macará. We got off to show our pasports to the Ecuadorean authorities then walked over the river to the "Welcome to Peru" sign, where the Peruvians stamped our passports and wrote our names in a big book. Back on the bus, the landscape...

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Oct 31, 2005 - Peru - Trujillo - Ancient History

You know you're in need of a rest day when ... 1) you've crossed the border from Ecuador into Peru in one very long, very hot bus trip, 2) you've spent another hotter, longer and dustier day on a bus traveling southward through the largest desert in Peru which, by the way, would make a road trip through Saskatchewan (my flat-as-a-pancake home province in Canada) seem REALLY REALLY interesting, 3) you've needed a couple of hours each night to shake the fine brown dust off your travel clothes, body and backpack, 4) you've got drool marks on...

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Sep 30, 2005 - Trujillo

Hallo Zusammen Trujillo ist viel bunter als Chiclayo, doch das Chaos auf den Strassen etwa gleich. Natürlich wollte uns der Taxichauffeur wieder ein anderes Hotel aufschwatzen, unseres hätte kein heisses Wasser, meinte er. Als wir die Eingangshalle sahen, waren wir beinahe versucht seinen Tip ernst zu nehmen, denn die "Lobby" sah wirklich nicht gerade einladend aus. Wie eine fensterlose Lagerhalle, möbiliert einzig mit einem einsamen Bürotisch, einem Fernseher und einem Stuhl davor. Doch das Zimmer sah dann ganz nett aus, sogar mit Fenster,...

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Ecuador - Chile

Aug 27, 2005 - Trujillo, ville coloniale ... aux pays des civilisations pré incas

Trujillo, du nom du découvreur, tres agréable Plaza de Armas... le parque central, le zocalo en quelques sortes. Les rues de Trujillo aux demeures coloniales très bien conservées avec leur balcon de bois et les fenêtres en fer forgé... Ce qui me plait a Trujillo c'est que ce n'est pas trop touristique et on peut sentir que la ville appartient à ses habitants. Ici je m'achète une nouvelle paire de baskets... je devrais y retourner le lendemain.... il y a une différence de teinte entre les 2 chaussures et la chaussure gauche me parait trop...

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Lenalatina 2005

Jun 20, 2005 - Peru - Trujillo

Trujillo disputes the title of second city of Peru with Arequipa with 850 000 people living there. It was founded in 1534 and the area has many pre columbian sites as well as beaches with good surfing, and the city itself has many old churches and colonial homes. We visited the site of Chan Chan which is a crumbling imperial city of the Chimù and is the largest adobe city in the world. The ruins consist of nine great compounds built by Chimù kings. Each compound contains a platform mound with a burial chamber where the king was buried. We...

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