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Podcast: North Peru

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] This podcast covers Northern Peru, starting at Chiclayo I head out on a tour to the 1500 year old Moche ruins at Sipan. Following this, I head three hours down the coast to the town of Trujillo, where […]

60-foot penis painted on roof

Thanks to the BBC website for this current affairs nugget: An 18-year-old has secretly painted a 60ft drawing of a phallus on the roof of his parents’ £1 million mansion in Berkshire. It was there for a year before his parents found out. They say he’ll have to scrub it off when he gets back […]

Video: North Peru

This short video shows some of the landscapes, beaches and archaeological sites of Northern Peru. The beginning of the video was filmed on the Piura – Chiclayo bus heading through the Sechura desert, before arriving in Trujillo and heading to the 1500 year old Huaca del Sol and Huaca de La Luna, two adobe temples […]

Sipan, North Peru

In 1987 archaeologists made a remarkable find in Sipan, 30km South East of Chiclayo in Northern Peru. Under what at first appeared to be a couple of giant piles of mud, they found several Moche tombs and hundreds of dazzling artifacts in Gold, Silver, Bronze as well as one of the finest collections of pre-Colombian […]

A Peruvian hairless dog

Here’s a photo of a very bald but rather sweet Peruvian hairless dog looking a bit sleepy at Huaca Arco Iris temple, in Trujillo, Northern Peru. This is an ancient breed. Although it is often perceived to be an Incan dog because it is known to have been kept during the Inca Empire, they were […]

Piura, Northern Peru

Piura, a hot and dusty city in Northern Peru, was founded in 1532, three years before Lima. I was out developing mild heat stroke today, whilst wandering around some of the back streets, and came across a set of interesting murals – including the one pictured below of Jesus. The Lonely Planet says the following […]

Finally in Peru

Yesterday I finally entered Peru at the inland La Tina – Macará border crossing. The drive took 9 hours from Loja in Ecuador to Piura in Peru, and passed through some stunning Andean scenery, before descending into the hot and dusty lowlands of Northern Peru. The temperature difference was quite a shock after a month […]

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