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The Parque Central in Piura. Note the rare statue of a female, and the nice church in the background.

Hello all,
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!

Later, Phil

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photo by: Paulovic