Category Archives: Peru

Is Máncora worth a visit?

Máncora beach. Source:

Máncora beach. Source: Theodore Scott

Dragging myself onto a bus at midnight, hours after the scheduled departure time, I wasn’t too pleased to see a woman with a chicken in her bag sit across the aisle from me. I guess they’re not called chicken buses for nothing! Hoping it wouldn’t be noisy I just wanted to get some sleep and wake up at least partly refreshed in the town that backpackers couldn’t stop talking about, Máncora.

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Huanchaco: A Peruvian Beach Town

Caballitos de Totora in Huanchaco

Caballitos de Totora in Huanchaco

Whilst the beach may not be top of your to-do list in Peru, you may sometimes just need a break from the country’s historical sites. Just outside the city of Trujillo, Huanchaco may not have the most beautiful coastline in the world but we were charmed by this small town mixing modern tourism with the residents’ traditional way of life.

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