We arrived in Trujillo, Peru on Sunday morning (May 6) after another overnight bus, from Lima. Trujillo, like Cusco, has a lot of Inca ruins. However, instead of doing anything education or cultural, we grabbed a cab and headed to the little fishing village of Huanchaco, about 30 minutes from Trujillo.
|view from our hostel|
|we <3 chicaron (fried seafood)|
More photos from Huanchaco:
|2012.5 Huanchaco, Peru|
We were then on way farther north to the town of Mancora, which is a town popular with surfers who like to party (the picture of who Sam and I are). Unfortunately the only buses we could find between Trujillo and Mancora arrive at around 4:00 am, so instead we opted to take the longer route and crash in a little town called Piura. We had a 7-hour busride in the afternoon, where for most of the busride Sam and I were the only passengers and we got to watch Megamind for about the third time on this trip (it's pretty amazing for the number of movies out there how certain ones tend to repeat, such as Real Steal).
The next morning we were off to Mancora, which we had been looking forward to since we had arrived in Peru. We had opted to treat ourselves to a beachfront resort, this being our honeymoon and all, instead of one of the hostels where the party-goers tend to stay, and it was glorious! We had a balcony with a hammock overlooking the ocean and an "infinity" pool.
|view from our hotel|
|traveling is hard stuff|
More photos from Mancora:
|2012.5 Mancora, Peru|
Finally on Sunday (5/13) it was time to make our way to Ecuador, but I will leave that for another post.