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 k´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 tourists´ 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.