Walking around Huaraz

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.

Huaca de la Luna – Shrine of the moon

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.

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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.

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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.

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And here I will be showing some pictures of the Shrine of the Moon:

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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)

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Trying to go on top of the mountain wasn’t a good idea at all…i tell you more soon!