Travel Blogs from Trujillo
Spent the morning in Chiclayo at the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. The second most important archaeological tomb find after Tutankhamun in Egypt. I was bored stiff !! White water rafting, biking down volcano's to being stood in a very dark room listening to a local guide talk very fast with a strong accent about dead people for 2 hours, it was hard …
A day visiting the ruins surrounding Trujillo. We first visited the Temple of the Moon & Sun. The Temple of the Moon is the only one that you can walk around. It is a large layered building and would have been magnificent in itīs day because the external walls were painted very brightly. Much of it has been uncovered. The Temple of the Sun is …
... than other American cars:
- the ignition is on the left hand side
- the blinkers are on the right hand side of the steering wheel
- you don't need to press in the clutch to start it
- to reverse you would have to press the stick shift down and then go into reverse which is where 5th gear would be, but it only has 4 gears
- when you start it, you have to gas it like a motorcycle so that it doesn't die in the beginning
... hostel heading for Chicama. It was tough saying goodbye to a reliable hot shower, comfy bed and town filled with all of the creature comforts. I knew it was downhill from here but time was of the essence and I was eager to see the other breaks of Northern Peru (even if my surfing is woeful at the time of writing).
Ps Camera was stolen/fell out of pocket/I have no idea when I was travelling on the 2 buses to Chicama so the photos have been pasted from the net.
... abandoned and so was destroyed so most of what is on show is the 4th level. You can still see some rooms from the 3rd level that have been excavated underneath. The 1st and 2nd levels haven't been excavated as that would mean destroying the later levels. Its weird walking round wondering what other rooms, treasures etc are under your feet but will never be seen. The rebuilding also extended to the outside walls and so the pyramid has a russian doll effect. At one point in the ...