Piura - The Hot Devil's Underpants

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Again on an overnight bus (we love those overnight buses - they take you somewhere and you get to sleep in chairs that recline way back - airlines should study these overnight buses) we landed in Piura. This was just a quick stop on our way to more beaches because we heard that the beaches in Northern Peru were the best. Piura was a nice little city and very historical, older than Lima in fact. On the other hand, it was hotter than the Devil´s underpants. We got to our hostal at about 6am and they put us in a room with windows to the street. The street happened to be the street where the town's newspaper (Sunday edition in this case ) were put together by 20 very loud workers. It was too hot to sleep with the windows closed and too noisy to sleep with them open so we turned on the ceiling fan which sounded like a jet engine preparing for takeoff with a hint of another noise like it might fall between our beds. We slept like babies anyway.

Piura was our first opportunity to see a movie in a cinema. In all cities before Piura either the movies were terrible or we missed the showing. If you know D and Em at all, you know that they love to go to the cinema (especially D) so this was very exciting for us. We saw TransAmerica which was very heavy but very good. Afterwards we went out and ate some pizza, drank some beers, and danced a little. The second night in a row that we went to a drinking establishment. Crazy party animals we are! We were back to our hostel and asleep by midnight. 12 hours later we were off in another bus to the north, amidst 90 or 100 degree heat with a delicious cheese and salami sandwich on hand.

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