Across the Andes by Frog, Pt 3a

Trujillo Travel Blog

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Street scene in Trujillo. You might notice that every car in the shot is a taxi. In Peru, every second car seems to be a taxi.
Went to Trujillo, which is a couple of hundred kĀ“s up the coast from Lima. The town itself is quaint if a little dull, however nearby are some large pre-Inca ruins - the Temple of the Sun & the Moon which supposedly has the biggest step pyramid in South America (though it mostly looked like a big dirt hill), and Chan Chan which was the biggest adobe (ie mud brick) city in the world. Also nearby is the beach town of Huanchaco, which is famous for the reed canoe-type things the locals use to go fishing (though I suspect they are mostly used for touristsĀ“ benefit these days). Seems they love a parade in Peru - while I was in Trujillo, I saw another one, though strangely this one seemed to be in honour of aged care workers and their patients - basically had a bunch of doctors and nurses march around the town square, followed by a bunch of elderly folk. Locals at workTo liven things up after this the fire brigade decide to give a bit of a demonstration by setting fire to a car in the middle of the town square and then doing their thing. I assume public liability is not a big issue in Peru as the crowd was allowed right next to the burning car.
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Street scene in Trujillo. You migh…
Street scene in Trujillo. You mig…
Peruvian glamour.
Peruvian glamour.
All the latest dance moves in Truj…
All the latest dance moves in Tru…
A little bit of taxi trouble...
A little bit of taxi trouble...
Luckily the fire brigade was on ha…
Luckily the fire brigade was on h…
Temple of the Sun, near Trujillo. …
Temple of the Sun, near Trujillo.…
Inside the Temple of the Moon, nea…
Inside the Temple of the Moon, ne…
Temple of the Dragon, Trujillo (co…
Temple of the Dragon, Trujillo (c…
Chan Chan, near Trujillo
Chan Chan, near Trujillo
More Chan Chan. Supposed to be the…
More Chan Chan. Supposed to be th…
Haunchaco, a beachside town near T…
Haunchaco, a beachside town near …
Repairing nets at Haunchaco.
Repairing nets at Haunchaco.
Trujillo
photo by: Paulovic