well, we´re back. no pictures this time because the camera cord is in the hostel right now. that´s a shame because there are some good ones to share, but alas.
since we last wrote, we wandered around lima for a third and final day. i managed to convince a starved christopher to eat lunch at a vegetarian restaurant (muy rico), and then we spent some time exploring the mercado de los indios. it´s a huge crafts market that was located fairly close to where we were staying. they had some neat stuff, and i can guarantee that by the time you see him next, chris will be the proud owner of a llama sweater. yep.
to make our grand exit out of lima, we hopped on a night bus up to trujillo, 8 hours north on the coast. the bus wasn´t bad aside from the music they blared for the first couple hours and the lack of AC throughout the night…and of course for the fact that we were sleeping on a bus. upon arriving in trujillo, chris befriended a peruvian guy who led us and our new canadian friend (from the bus ride) to a nice little breakfast spot. delicious fresh squeezed pineapple juice made the meal for me, for chris it had to be his manwich that incorporated ham, turkey, chicken, pork, some other meat we did not know, and a fried egg: the breakfast of champions.
after hopping in the tiniest cab in the world, we headed to Huanchaco, a beach town about 10 miles from Trujillo. here our day was spent lounging on the beach, reading and enjoying a cerveza or two on a patio right before sunset. not a bad way to spend a day.
today has been much of the same after sleeping in and disfrutaring a nice breakfast outside on the patio. we made our way into trujillo once again to purchase our bus tickets for tomorrow and explore a bit of the town´s quaintness. now we´re back around huanchaco for the rest of the day with a fresh avocado in tow from the market in trujillo (it cost us about 25 cents). if anyone would care to join us for a rooftop beer and some freshly sliced avocado, that´s where we´ll be in about 2 hours.
anyways, tomorrow we head north once again to a town call Piura. we should have one night there, then a quick bus ride the next morning to Mancora. that´ll be our last stop before we enter ecuador. Mancora is supposed to be a pretty nice little beach town, so we shouldn´t have much trouble entertaining ourselves there for a few days. we´re looking to try some surfing…we`ll see how that goes.
hope you´re all doing well! oh, and please don´t hesitate to post comments and let us know where we´re failing (or excelling) in our travels and travel writing. if you just want to say hello, that´s cool too…we would love to hear from everyone