Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo Travel Blog

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The ancient city of Chan Chan, yes it is real....

Well we head to the border town of Tumes. What a nightmare. The passport control is 5km away from the actual border. The bus stops there but continues on so you have to catch a taxi to the border. The border is in the middle of a town and is just a bridge about 20metres long to another wee town. Then you have to catch a taxi 2km to the Peruvian passport control and then it´s 24km to the next place you can catcha bus from. Add in getting fake money from a money changer and a taxi drive trying to charge about 4 times too much and it was great fun. 

But we managed to grab an overnight bus to Trujillo arriving there around 730am. We head to our hostel and chill for a bit before going to Las Huacas del Sol and de la Luna, two pyramids built by the Moche around 600AD.

The next day we had a look round Chan Chan, an old city that was built around 1300AD and was the capital city of the Chimu. Quite impressive in it´s size alone. We then headed out to Huanchaco, a fishing village where they use reed boats to go out and set there nets. Was quite cool to just chill and watch the surfers and have not much to do.

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The ancient city of Chan Chan, yes…
The ancient city of Chan Chan, ye…
The beach at Huanchaco
The beach at Huanchaco
photo by: Paulovic