The coast: Trujillo

From Loja, we proceeded to Piura in Peru. We had to cross about four passes to get out of the main valley which always yielded beautiful sights. We crossed the border in Macará which was a very uncomplicated and pleasant.

As we were coming closer to Piura, the vegetation changed from a thick green forest to nearly a desert which is due to the Humboldt current that dries the air which comes from the ocean.

We spent the night in Chiclayo, unfortunately missing that there is also a historical site to visit — the Señor de Sipán — and left the next morning right away to Trujillo. Trujillo is famous for two pre-Inca sites: Chan Chan, an adobe city dating from about


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