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We (Casey, Luke, Nikki and I) got into Piura in the early afternoon after crossing the border from Ecuador into Peru (woohoo!). We wandered around the town for a while on the hunt for a hostel, mindful of the fact that 'express robberies' are not uncommon when taking taxis off the street in Peru. After finding the place that we were looking for was booked out, we settled on a place across the road for just $5 ...
... The whole scene of somebody new trying to reason with the woman was repeated when a very nice and initially very sympathetic police lady came to assist, only to spend half an hour getting no sense out of her and eventually having to call for back up to physically carry her off the bus.
So eventually she had to admit defeat, but it had been a valiant effort on her part and great entertainment. So (sort of) thanks bus lady!
... bar for another beer or even a cafe for a coffee but turns out these places don't exist here! We settled for a Pisco Sour in one of the hotel bars in the Plaza de Armas instead. Our first Peruvian ceviche might not have been the best but the first Pisco sour made up for it. YUM.
The cathedral was open now so we went to have a quick look at it before heading back to the hotel to chill with street burgers and 'You, Me and Dupree'.
... with the wind all day, we hadn't managed to make it that far. We had still covered almost 100km though, but were about 20km shy of our intended destination. I think we will just have to revise our targets a bit in line with the wind, as we were exhausted before we could see the lights of the city.
We saw an old ruined house near the side of the road and headed to it to camp inside. It was a old peasant house, with walls made from mud and what looked like corn. It had no ...
... toilet seats, windows that don't actually close properly (thankfully on the 4th floor!)…and with beds that are pretty minging and have woken up with a fair few bites over me….def not bed bugs – but something has been having a good old munch on me! Yuk….well time to move on!
It is 6 hours down to Trujillo and (I am back to the buses again) but Peru's buses are in a league of their own (in a good ...