I left the beautiful beaches of Mancora and… quickly found myself back in the Middle East!
Ok, not exactly, but the Sechura Desert basically stretches from the north of the country to the south along the coast. Below are some pictures.
In Trujillo I learned that pretty much every city in Peru has as its central square a “Plaza de Armas” or “Plaza of Arms.” The one in Trujillo was big and quite pretty.
I almost left Trujillo without seeing the city center. My first day was spent at the botanical gardens and my second day on the beach in Huanchaco. I was supposed to leave Trujillo my third day. But I found out there was a protest on the only highway between Chimbote and Casma, my next stop and where I’d teach English.
Since I couldn’t get to my final destination, of course I checked out more of what Trujillo had to offer!
Trujillo has a pedestrian street! I enjoyed walking down it and checking out the shops, churches, street vendors and restaurants.
I stopped for lunch at a restaurant to try Shambar. It’s a soup from this region of Peru. I didn’t like it very much, but it was ok.
The botanical gardens of Trujillo were near where I was staying so we checked them out. My favorite was watching one turtle fight with another! But the flowers and plants were beautiful, of course. Below are the video and some pictures.
Youth March In Support Of A Local Soccer Team
The video below was taken out the window of the place I stayed at in Trujillo. All of a sudden we heard lots of noise and I asked what was going on. They told me these kids were marching in support of their soccer team.
But in the end, they were spraying graffiti everywhere they went, as you can see in the video below.