Just the next time when I arrived in Huaraz, i just wanted to get a good overview where i actually was now in this country. Of course reaching some more altitude is good for gaining a better overview. I just asked some people where i can go nearby to have a good view.A nice and kindly man borrowed me his cap. I guess, that i did not looked prepared enough for a long walk in the sun at this altitude. Think about this – Huaraz is at an altitude of around 3000 meters. So having a cap against the sun was a good idea.
Probably i never got to wherei actually wanted to go. At some point i just started to walk hill upwards, no matter if i’m still on the supposed track. But there i actually got my view and for me it was amazing.
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!
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Soon I will continue with my stories in South America.
As far as I can remember the bus ride from Chiclayo to Trujillo is around 5 hours. In comparisons to my ride beforehand, it was quiet short. But it is always enjoyable to look out the window inhaling new impressions. My plan was to stay a few days in Trujillo and then go to Huaraz. Huaraz is located on an altitude of approximately 3.000m, where the climate is fresher than at the coast. For that reason I wanted to stay a bit longer in Trujillo to enjoy the warm climate there.
As I arrived in the night time, I only had a look at the city center the next day. The main plaza is really nice with all the colorful houses around. A friend and I just walked around through the city. Later in the evening time we went to watch the football match between Peru and Colombia. Colombia won! Well, I was happy – it was an enjoyable day with good company.
The next days I planned to go to Huanchaco and Huacas of Moche. Huanchaco is know for its beautiful beach and good waves for surfing. It is a cute village. A friend and I went there for the whole day. It was enjoyable. I also had the chance to try Surfing. It was fun but it needs a lot more practice. Next time….
I’m looking forward to show the pictures from Huacas of Moche…