March 29, 2008 GMT
DAY 43 - Ready to go home

“NO ONE REALISES HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS TO TRAVEL UNTIL HE COMES HOME AND RESTS HIS HEAD ON HIS OLD, FAMILIAR PILLOW". Lin Yutang


At 8a.m we arrived at the ruins in Chan Chan some 10 minutes from the hotel. Shorty will go in and I will wait outside as I have no interest whatsoever. I'm a bit fed up of the whole trip and have every intention in finishing this up and getting to Salto A.S.A.P.
We went into Trujillo, at the main square we exchanged money, took some photos and straight back onto the Panamerican, south. Passed Chimbote where traffic was crazy. A taxi bumped into the side of Shorty's bike, nothing much but the driver just kept on. Occasionally we could see the ocean, but it was mostly mountainous and arid. The police stopped us 5 times, that we were going too fast, bla bla bla bla and then they let us go. I couldn't bear the tiredness anymore, desperate for a descent hotel to stop at, but each town we passed was scarier than the other. Finally dusk came upon us and we found El Paraiso del Norte in Huaura for 25 soles with cable, hot water, lots of swimming pools and slides. Recommended.
The whole day was cloudy. At one stage of the highway we saw a film crew in the desert filming a movie. Peru and its people never sat well with me but I did like Trujillo, the place and its people were pleasant and nice.
We went for dinner half a chicken with potatoes and salad cost 11 soles. Stopped at a baker for some sweet bread. Internet was full so i wasn't able to use it. Went back in a taxi - 4 soles.

SAME TEXT HERE IN SPANISH: Dia 43 Martes 11
Llegamos a las ruinas de Chan Chan a 10 minutos del hotel a las 8 a.m pero como abren a las 9 aqui estamos esperando, Shorty entrara, yo espero afuera, no me interesa para nada. Estoy ya cansado del viaje y pienso llegar a Salto rapido.
Entramos a Trujillo, en la plaza mayor, cambiamos dinero, tomamos unas fotos y Panam Sur otra vez, pasamos por Chimbote, el trafico una locura, un taxi choco de costado a Shorty, no fue nada pero ni paro, todo el camino desierto, oceano de a ratos, montañas aridas, la policia nos paro cinco veces, que ibamos muy rapido, blabla y nos dejan ir, ya no soportaba el cansancio buscando un hotel decente, cada pueblo que da miedo solo pasar por ellos al final ya atardeciendo encontramos uno en Huaura EL Paraiso del Norte por 25 soles , cable y agua caliente con muchas piscinas y juegos de agua R. Todo el dia nublado, en el camino en el medio del desierto estaban filmando una pelicula. Peru y su gente nunca me gusto, pero Trujillo lo encontre lindo y agradable, fuimos al pueblo a comer en un minibus 0.50 pollo con papas y ensalada 11 soles en una panaderia me compre una miloja y otras macitas. Internet estaba lleno, no puede utilizarlo.
Regresamos en taxi 4 soles

Posted by Hugo Albini at March 29, 2008 07:58 AM GMT
 
 

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