Hotel Gran Sipan
Travel Blogs from Chiclayo
It was hot and sunny again as we left Cajamarca on Monday morning. We retraced our steps down the long winding road to the coast. The mountain scenery was spectacular in the morning sunshine. After a few hours the eucalyptus trees and potatoes gave way to palm trees and bananas and it became hotter and hotter. When we reached the coastal plain we …
freezing cold and barely a trickle! Not what you dream of after a bush camp!
Add loads of dogs and their inevitable poop all over the place and it was
absolutely disgusting. The hosts were lovely and brought us round welcome sushi
on platters, but I assumed that they had used the same toilets we had and fed
it to the dogs! Not a day to remember! An early night to make the morning come sooner so we could move on.
... but can only think that, as it is the last day of the month, it could be payday !! Need to find out. On the advice of the hotel, to a Peruvian restaurant, and, we found...........Amanda & Jim sitting at a table already. A very pleasant meal and evening was enjoyed by all and the wine flowed freely. Coincidence......Jeremy also bumped into the 9 Bolivian bikers who I met at the Equator two days ago !!!!
We headed towards a campsite that the lonely planet recommended, but again it was not very enticing. There was no one there at all and we wondered if we would run in to the same problem again with a lack of water. I also wanted to stay in a place with WI-FI as I wanted to prioritize getting my journal onto my blog, so decided against staying there.
Instead we headed to a restaurant, this is how it went;
Me - “Hello, ...
... of Piura and then onwards to to the coastal town of Chiclayo. It was interesting watching the scenery change from Andes mountains to flat, desert plains upon crossing into Peru.
We arrived in Chiclayo late in the evening and found a hostel to stay in for the night. Our bus to Trujillo was booked for the following morning which gave us enough time to squeeze in a ...