Chiclayo, gateway to ancient treasures!
Chiclayo Travel Blog› entry 29 of 92 › view all entries
Now in Chiclayo, another large town close to the northern Peruvian coast (not seen the sea yet, I think it´s a few km´s away, but should do at or around Trujillo) Good news - it´s better than Piura! It´s more interesting with busy markets lining many streets and motortaxis zipping all around. Plus it´s not nearly as hot as Piura, just nicely scorching!
I´ve stayed here for a few days using it as a base for exploring the nearby ancient sites of Sipan and Tucume, and the accompanying museums at Lambayeque. All very interesting (though there are only so many detailed descriptions of fairly indistinct recovered artifacts that you can try to translate before you glance just a solitary look at 5 displays at a time and rapidly move on), and more of the same (/similar) expected further down the coast at Trujillo. They call this area the ´Egypt of South America´, so any interest that I´m showing in the various sites is being tempered by the thought that I´m turning into my Dad (who, for those unaquainted, is a little bit too interested in anything Egyptian!)