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the fields in our way to Caral
It was around 7am when I opened my eyes, checked my cellphone and went back to sleep, haha. It wasn't until 8:30 that I woke up. Around 10am, the 3 of us were ready to leave. We packed our stuff and left everything at the lobby of the hotel, just carried something small for the day.

Ok, how to go to Caral? Mmm, there is public transportation but only on Sundays, so we'd have to take a taxi to get there. Better to think about this issue after having breakfast, haha. There are many small cafes in Barranca, where you can get fresh juices, coffees, sandwiches, etc. We went to one, grabbed a bite and started to look for a cab. After bargaining and walking for a while, we finally found one who looked trustful and charged us almost what Lonely Planet said.

The man was very polite and helpful, but it was his first time going to Caral. I noticed this, since he was asking for directions every 10min, haha. The drive to Caral wouldn't have taken that long, but since the road is really rough it took almost 3 hours through a very dusty road, pfff. The scenery was beautiful. After passing a small town of fishermen we went into the countryside. The farms looked so nice and we changed the arid dessert for a green scenery. People live there as the time has stopped years and years ago...

Around noon and covered by dust we have already arrived to Caral, yay!
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the fields in our way to Caral
the fields in our way to Caral
so peaceful and quiet...
so peaceful and quiet...
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photo by: yadilitta