Yeh I'm starting to get a bit of colour back into my skin now after a week bumming around on various beaches on the Pacific coast in the North of Peru. The surf hasn't been anything worth renting a board for but it's definately been nice to be swimming in waves and salt water again thats for sure! I also re-discovered the joy of reading which is exciting for me, I picked out the smallest book there was in the book exchange back in Huaras(90pages long) which just happened to be a John Stienbeck classic so I finished it in my first day at the beach! So that's what I do now, i read books at the beach. Also I met a cool French-Canadian guy in Huaras who was travelling the same way as me so we've been together for the last week and tomorrow we cross over to Ecuador. His name is Cristian and dammit... he tans quicker then me.
I'm russ, I'm from New Zealand and have developed a love for travelling over the last couple of years. It was the best descision of my life for sure, breaking the routine and heading off to explore the globe, and I would highly recommend getting out there and having a close up look and anything that you've read about or heard about that intrests you, because if it looks cool on TV, I can garuntee you that it'll be even cooler when you are there amoungst it. And if you're stuggling for ideas about where to start, I'd highly recommend buying a oneway ticket to South America and the rest will ta... full info
Chan Chan - Trujillojust around the corner from the beach in Huanchaco they'd found some old ruins a few years ago so we went and checked them out one day when we were a bit sick of sunbathing and swimming and reading and eating seafood...
Huaca de la Luna - TrujilloSo they started uncovering this Pyramid about 13yrs ago when it was found totally covered in desert-blown sand.
The Layers of the PyramidThey have discovered that this tribe of people filled in the rooms each 100yrs and built a new layer on top, thus creating a Pyramid. And each layer had a differant theme for the miurals on the walls which are generally pretty well preserved after a presumed 2000 odd years.
Inside the PyramidThey've also started digging out sections of the inside of the it and here you can see the paintings of their God on the walls of the level below where they have just filled it all up with mud bricks to make a floor for the next level
Alejandro the fishermanI met this guy one morning as I was taking my morning walk on the beach, he was fixing some holes in his nets so they'd be ready to go out again the next day
Mancora crewPlease note Hulk Hogan stunt double to my left there, he's a Polish traveller that's been on the road for three years and reckons he's going to sail down to New Zealand with his mate next year from Tahiti to catch some eels.... hhhmmmmm