Huanchaco Travel Blog› entry 33 of 92 › view all entries
Trujillo is the second or third biggest city in Peru (depends if you ask someone from here or Arequipa!),. It´s a good base for exploring the nearby ancient ruins or making a day-trip to the beach, though there are some pleasant buildings to see too.
The most notable feature was how friendly the people are. You only have to sit down on a park bench, or wander round a little aimlessly, and a local will start talking to you. At first I was typically British and suspicious - what do they want what are they trying to sell? But they just wanted the opportunity to practice their Spanish and seemed genuinely interested in where I´d been and was going to. This led to an unplanned drinking session when I re-bumped into one of the guys I had met early in the day. He was a tour guide so I signed up to one of his tours for the next day, then had a few beers and cheap rum. It was getting late and I was tired from travelling so I made my excuses and just as I approached my hostal (and sleep) I met another of the guys from the griup I´d spoken to before and he invited me to his family shop where 2 bottles of cheap red wine were opened and offered to me. What a combination, and I can tell you getting up for the tour the following day wasn´t much fun either!