After visiting the shrine of the moon (Huaca de la Luna) I got the idea to walk on top of the nearby hill. My friend said immediately “Yes, let’s do it so.” There was no doubt about this idea.
So we started walking with our Flip Flops and without any water bottle. I mean this hill seemed to be pretty small…well first problem we got was walking in the deep sand with our “shoes”. It didn’t work out too well, so we continued to barefooted. Wow, that was hot! After some minutes I thought my feet are going to be burned. Anyway we kept on walking. My strategy was walking 5 minutes with Flip Flops and 5 minutes barefooted.
After a while we got a bit higher and reached the rest of the hill, out of stones.
Since the stones had big holes and there were a few bees flying around, we decided not to go any further. As well it still looked quiet far and we were already exhausted from the heat. But still the view was really nice from higher up.
Huaca de la Luna lies a bit outside of Trujillo and it is worth visiting. It reveals the culture of the Moche, a very old civilization in Peru a long time ago. It is best to read about it out of an original sources. First i went to the museum “Huacas de Moche” to get a first impression of the new culture.
After a visit in the museum you can take a van to the former village “Huaca de Moche”. It is impressive and it lies in a big desert.
You have to go with a guide first, who explains how the former city lied in that area. Around and in the Shrine of the moon the excavation is still going on. From the Shrine of the moon you can look at the Shrine of the Sun. This is quiet impressive. But before the tour started i saw an peruvian hairless dog, my first and only one. Well i m not 100 % sure if it is a pure race or a mix but still, it was an interesting dog.
And here I will be showing some pictures of the Shrine of the Moon:
On the picture above you can the the Shrine of the Sun. It is still under work. So we only visited the other Shrine, which was huge and interesting as well as you can see on the other pics above.
After this walk we wanted to climb the small mountain which lies in the background of the “Huaca de Moche”. (left side you can see the “Huaca de Moche”, middle the “mountain”, right the museum)
Trying to go on top of the mountain wasn’t a good idea at all…i tell you more soon!