Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chavin (Archaeological Site)

I left the sunny warmth of Trujillo on an overnight bus and awoke in the town of Huaraz to a cold overcast early morning – I had to change into warmer clothes at the bus terminal before getting a taxi driver … Continue reading

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Bonus archeaological site: Huacas de Moche

I had a spare day in Trujillo, since my onward bus left late in the evening, so went to see this site, which is not a World Heritage Site but is just as worthy of a visit as Chan Chan, if not more … Continue reading

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Chan Chan Archaeological Zone

The city of Trujillo, close to the sea in the hot desert coastal strip of Peru, is not vastly interesting in itself, although it does have a few old buildings and some amusingly decorated casinos. Its appeal lies in two … Continue reading

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Taken aside by the Peruvian police

I took the train and bus back to Cuzco the day after visiting Machu Picchu, spent the night there and then flew to Lima early the next morning, having decided against a 23 hour bus journey. Just as I was about … Continue reading

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Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

You’ve all heard of Machu Picchu, even my cats have probably heard of it. The fabled “Lost City of the Incas” had been sitting there on my travel itinerary throbbing with a celebrity value that rivals the pyramids (the Egyptian ones that is; … Continue reading

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