Gran Hotel Chiclayo
Travel Blogs from Chiclayo
I'm still moving very slowly. I eat a health bar & orange juice. Everyone tells me I look much better- I now have color- I was gray like the Lima sky yesterday.
We head out to Tucume- a vast adobe temple ruins built by Lambyeque people, but added onto by later civilizations- Chimu and then Inka. 26 temples in total. Dan was one of the …
I was awake most of the night- complete body purging. Crawled into breakfast- just tea and bread crumbs. Board the bs for the Nazca Regional Museum. Very quaint- some nice exhibits. First sighting of a Peruvian hairless dog in the parking lot- the ugliest dog I've ever seen. Right up there with the hairless cat.
Stomach still upset & I …
... and headed straight for the beach. Arriving at the cliff face we had dramatic views and the travelling experience got better as the only way to enter this town was through a narrow rock tunnel. Via Colin's great driving he squeezed us through and we arrived at this tiny resort town of Vestique. Here we set up camp in the almost desolate town and thankfully we didn't set up on the beach as the tide movements were massive and it got really windy at night blowing ...
... themselves sharmens in the Chiclayo witches market,
actually know little or nothing and are not to be trusted.
I ended up spending four nights at the lodge in Pimental and
then decided to head for Lima, since I felt that time was running out and that
I absolutely had to focus on learning Spanish, in order that I could do some
voluntary work here in Peru. I
absolutely ended up loving my stay at this lodge, it really was the perfect place
for me ...
... about their situations and daily lives.
We will head back out on the bikes tomorrow and see what the Peruvian coastline has in store for us. We suspect it will be more desert landscapes but our map shows that there should at least be more small villages along the way. So, hopefully we have covered the largest stretch of barren desert and it will be a bit easier from now on, but we will see.