Hotel San Jose
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel San Jose Piura
Need a basic, safe, cheap, clean, centrally located place in Piura? This is it. Not too much to see in the hot hot town but this place fit the bill for a sleepover between buses. Really nice sisters run the place and it is close to everything.
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I got up early this morning, packed up my stuff and headed to the bus station. I had a 7am bus from here to Piura, Peru, and everything went smoothly. I was given a seat assignment when I bought my ticket, and strangely enough, the guy who was put next to me was an irish guy named Chris, who obviously spoke english as well. I’m not sure if …
... to the bus in the stall next to the stall where I was waiting. He points out that the sign on the bus to Piura can’t be seen given that the sign is almost on the roof of the bus.
The conductor stows my bag, I get on the bus and find seat 12. The seat numbers are again stenciled in about the same color as the plastic, this time in number three font – but I am savvy after the first go around with this issue of hidden seat numbers some eons ago.
... to take you up and show you the view, it is incredible'. Then he showed me the stone that the church is built from. 'The stone is not from here, we don't know why they used this stone. A few years ago archeologists came to look at it. They found a hole in the ground leading to a tunnel. They sent three men down to see where it goes, but they never came back up, now the tunnel is sealed forever'. 'Some of the local people believe there is gold buried under ...
... very bored. Throughout my stay in Lima I notice lots of smart uniformed people who seem to do very little and aren't even very helpful (unlike in China, where they will carry your bags and generally help as much as they can). The rather officious girl at the ticket counter had specifically told me where to wait, and I was getting a bit nervous as I was sure that I had heard the bus for passengers to piura called, but the loading exits I could see were for other ...
... so managed to flag down a taxi for a mere 15 soles! The visit to the catacombs, below the San Francisco cathedral is well worth a mention. The ornate woodwork in the chapter room, intricately carved cedar wood, and some guilded were outstanding. Sadly they don't let you take photos there. They are in the process of revealing ancient paintings hidden behind modern paintwork on the walls but disappointingly, the faces of some of the characters, St. Frances ...