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24th May – Eating local delicacy Cerviche at a desert by the sea, Huanchaco

Another day another wake up on the night bus at 6am. It felt like we were travelling again like how we have done in southeast Asia. In two days time we hope to be in Ecuador.

Today we arrived in a the north west of Peru in a town called Trujillo but not stopping here. We travelled 15 mins by taxi to a little seaside town called Huanchaco. We checked into a guesthouse called Los Ficus at a cost of $40 Peruvian Soles with private bathroom and wifi.

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Huanchaco is charming seaside town, being here felt like a holiday within this trip. Had lunch at El Rey restaurant where we tasted the local delicacy Cerviche (raw fish cooked with lime, sweet potato, cassava) and rice (paella) and a soft drink all for $13 Peruvian Soles (£3) per person.

The afternoon was spent on the beach sunbathing until we got interrupted by a dog who wouldn’t go away, very annoying. I think I annoyed Julie a little bit as I wanted her to help get rid of dog quickly. When it comes to dogs I rely too much on her I think which might put her in danger too. Need to grow balls to deal with them.

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We sat on another part of the beach and watched the sun go down, walked on the pier and stared at the Pelican on the beach.

The town was surprisingly quiet at night, we thought restaurants would be open but maybe it’s a low season, we could count only a handful of place open. Went to a bar, had a Cuzquena and ate some fried fish with rice before going back to sleep.

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I’m not sure what’s with the ocean that always calms us down and makes us feel like we are on holiday but it was a welcome break.

En français:

L’assistant de bus nous réveille à 7h. Kwasi me donne le plateau repas d’hier soir et je bois mon petit jus de langue et mange mon sandwich en guise de p’ti déj.

On arrive à Trujillo 30 minutes plus tard. À notre arrivée, on achète notre billet pour Piura, notre dernière ville péruvienne avant l’Equateur.

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Ensuite, on prend un taxi pour aller jusqu’à Huanchaco, un petit village de pêcheur à 15 minutes de la. C’est un meilleur endroit ou dormir pour visiter les ruines alentours, notamment le site de Chan Chan.

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Le taxi nous dépose devant un hôtel et Kwasi va voir si les chambres sont bien. Il va visiter l’auberge d’a côté et au final on ira dans le deuxième.
On paiera 40 soles pour une chambre double avec salle de bain.

On passe une matinée tranquille à regarder le film “The Help”.

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Pour le déjeuner, on marchera sur l alpage jusqu’à un boui boui du nom de “El Rey”. Ils proposent un “combi marino” pour 9,90 soles. En entrée, on aura droit à un ceviche, un plat traditionnel péruvien fait de poisson blanc cru marine au citron vert et piment, servi avec des oignons, du mais, et ensuite on prendra “arroz marisca”, la version péruvienne de la paella, le tout arrosé d’un coca.

Ensuite, on retourne à l’auberge pour enfiler nos maillots, on va enfin pouvoir profiter du soleil après toutes ces semaines de froid!

On se posera donc sur la plage mais après une heure on se fera déloger par un chien qui adorait Kwasi. Malheureusement ce n’était pas réciproque

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