Into Peru... not really a tourist town.
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After my overnight cross-border bus, I slept until about 2pm. Not knowing anything about Piura, I asked at the desk what there was to see. I walked the eight blocks into the central city to check out the Parque Central. Like most Latin American towns there was a great, mellow vibe to the park, and a scenic church on the square as well.
I walked over to the Plaza del Sol mall, and went to the Chinese restaurant in the food court and enjoyed a nice cheap meal. I walked back to the hotel to make some phone calls & update the blog. I bought my air ticket in advance form Lan Peru. There is only one airline that flies bwteen the two cities, so I figured it would be better to get it reserved ahead of time. I felt very proud of my ability to book entirely in spanish on the site. I looked over my reservation, and noticed that I had reserved for February instead of January. Oh well, with the change fee my $42 ticket is now going to be $67. Oops.
I'm going to try to get some sleep before tonight's 17 hour overnight bus over the Andes mountains. I will be into the Amazon basin tomorrow. Wish me luck!