Monday....by Emtrafesa bus to Chiclayo
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The bus leaves at 2:30 and Iâ€™m allowed to stay in my room until 2 pm when Iâ€™m taken to the bus terminal. This is a local bus, Emtrafesa. Not as classy as Cruz del Sur Cruzeroclass, but is the best for this journey and has partly reclining seats. Most people sleep on the bus; it seems to be a national pastime. Because we are further from the main tourist areas and the bus is cheaper, there are mostly local/Peruanos. Despite this, the fare of NS15 is expensive for many Peruanos. Cruzero class on Cruz del Sur is full of tourists, business people or Peruanos with money.
Between Trujillo and Chiclayo we pass through many poor areas, both in small towns and rural areas. Everywhere there is dust and rubble. People living in homes that are often no more than four adobe walls with a tin roof held down with strategically placed bricks. Sometimes the homes are less than this. Near Nasca where it hardly ever rains, many homes are of walls and roofs made of some kind of plaited matting. Here many homes collapsed with the intense rains of el Nino in 1998. The rebuilding and tidying up is continuing.
Iâ€™m met at the bus station and taken to the hotel by Maggie who is to be the guide tomorrow. Hotel Casa de la Luna, Chiclayo, Peru. Single room with ensuite USD48 pn including American breakfast.