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Video: North Peru

March 23rd, 2009 | Thomas | South America, Travel, Video | 5 Comments »

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 built by the Moche and Chimu people around 500AD.

The Huaca del Sol (visible in the background during the landscape shot from high up) is the largest single pre-Colombian structure in Peru built from an estimated 140 million Adobe (mud) bricks.

Following this, I head to Pimentel beach, near Chiclayo, before heading three hours South to Huanchaco, a small fishing town and one of the best surfing destinations in Peru.

Thanks to Brian Eno and one of my favourite ever tracks – An Ascent – for providing the music. I know this infringes copyright, but to compensate, you can buy the MP3 here for $0.99.

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5 Responses to “Video: North Peru”

  1. Costas
    March 24th, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    Great video. More of that please! It brings it so much closer for us who are locked in an office a few thousand miles away…

    When are you buying a video-recording SLR?


  2. Thomas
    March 25th, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

    Thanks Costas…..!
    I’ll buy one when I am self-sufficient 🙂

  3. tara
    March 26th, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    wow, i’d forgotten how much i loved that album! wonderful video.x

  4. Thomas
    March 26th, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

    Thanks…and I remember well who introduced it to me 🙂

  5. Ben
    March 30th, 2009 @ 6:42 am

    Lovely video, yes, more like that please, it’s so nice to see what these places look like!

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