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An overnight stop in Trujillo

After visiting Chan Chan, I was taken to my hotel in Trujillo. It was a very comfortable hotel, just one block from the main square. I was shattered after a long day, and just wanted to collapse on my bed for an hour or so before dinner. But there was some renovation work going on – I’m not sure whether it was in the hotel itself, or the building next door. I was on the top floor, and the hammering sounded as though it was coming from immediately above my bathroom – it was completely unbearable. I went back down to Reception with my suitcase to try to get my room changed to one that was quieter. Unfortunately the receptionist didn’t speak any English, so I had to resort to acting to get my point across. I think that “Bang Bang BANG!!!” is universally accepted language for something that’s far too noisy! Anyway, I was moved to a very pleasant room on a lower floor, further away from the din.

The cathedral and main square in Trujillo

In the early evening, I went for a walk to the very pleasant main square in the city. It was founded by the Spanish, and the buildings on the main square all date from colonial times, and are very brightly painted. The square was full of families out for an evening stroll. To make things even more interesting, the square seemed to be hosting a competition for the tackiest Christmas tree. I’m sure that can’t really be what it was about – but some of them were very tacky indeed! Here is a selection of the worst……

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  1. Q&J | 8 January 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Gillian,
    I’m enjoying seeing the photos and hearing of whole civilizations I never knew existed – you haven’t mentioned many places I have heard off. You obviously got well off even the un-beaten track!
    Did you bring any nice recipes back for your works canteen to try out? Would test their culinary skills!
    Am I the only one looking – there is a dearth of comments!

  2. Gillian | 9 January 2013 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Q. I’ve enjoyed writing the posts – it’s helped me fix the memories of which site was which, and trying to explain what I saw helps me make sense of it all too. Yes, this bit of Peru is pretty much unvisited, and yet I found it absolutely fascinating.
    As far as I can tell (since the site stats have been broken for ages and I don’t know Chris’s password to mend them) people are reading the blog, just not commenting. Perhaps they’re all lost for words…….

  3. paulD | 10 January 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I like the photos. Makes you realise theres civilisation outside Malvern 🙂