Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Chicalayo

We were glad to be out of the madness in Trujillo in the morning and headed to Chicalayo, first though a visit to Chan Chan, the largest Adobe city in the world, quite impressive, dating from pre Inca times, once again made me think how great civilisations can dissapear and give way to modern day chaos. After that a visit to Huanchano which is about 8Km fro Trujillo and where we should have stopped for the night, this beachfront town is nice and you can see the fisermen here still using reed boats to get their catches. Then a hot run up to Chicalayo, a nice town, still busy but not quite as mad as before and a nice blend of old and new Architecture. We've had a rest day here to give ourselves a break, it was needed!!

These pictures are of the Chan Chan Adobe town, thousands of years old, impressive!  



Fiona wondering why they could build straight walls all those years ago and have now forgotten!



The Boss was buried here with all his wives and head guys, no point in getting promotion here, when the Boss goes you do to!

The Reed boats in Huancho
 
A very hot Gino contemplating a new career in Reed boat fishing!
Celebrating the following day off! (Fi with a Cherry Pisco Sour)

Health & Safety?????

Nice Colonial Cathedral
 
 

 

6 comments:

  1. Not sure about the reed boats, more like Oliver Reed in your photo.

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    1. Cheers for that Bro, I'll remember that!!

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  2. Really enjoying photos and blog ,not spoke in for a couple of weeks ,take it wifi not so good ,great we can keep track on here ,speak soon ,love from Laura and co xxx

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    1. Good to catch up today Sis, take care xx

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  3. What do you think now a day... about Pisco Souer :)?. I think is more nice in PerĂº :)

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    1. That was a cherry Pisco, Fiona says the Chilean ones are nicer!
      Gino & Fiona

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