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Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa

Once I’d seen the lines, there was no point hanging around in Nasca, so that evening I took an overnight bus south to the city of Arequipa, arriving just in time to have breakfast in a balcony cafe overlooking the main … Continue reading

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Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca

Or to give it the full UNESCO title, Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana, although I must admit to only visiting Nasca itself, 400km and a day’s bus journey south of Lima. Sadly I arrived one day too late for … Continue reading

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Historic Centre of Lima

A half day bus journey down the coast took me on to Lima, the capital of Peru. I travelled with a small company whose depot in Barranca was round the corner from my hotel (the doorman took me there, carrying … Continue reading

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Sacred City of Caral-Supe

After my short detour to cold, mountainous Chavin it was back down to the hot sunny coast for the next archaeological site. This one is located a 45 minute drive inland from the nearest town, Barranca, where I’d checked into a nice hotel … Continue reading

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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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