Peruvians adore the United States. I have received such a welcoming from everyone I pass in my daily adventure. The people have a heart felt respect for American culture – and everyone wants to learn English.
Tuesday turned out to be quite an adventure. After my morning class, I confirmed with Miss Martha I would not have to be back until 5pm that afternoon for tutoring. I decided to take advantage of my time and make the trip to Huanchaco, and add a pit stop to the ruins of Chan Chan.
There are no bus stops in Trujillo, instead you will find locals leaning off sidewalks – toes tipping off the curb waving their hand to flag down the bus they need. It is then up to the cobrador the collector to signal to the driver to stop immediately by whistling and whacking on the side of the bus as loudly as he can. The driver will then plunge the bus to the side of the road as the cobrador hops off, guides passengers onto the bus. He then hops back on to continue to the next group of hand waves a half a kilometer down the road.
Hunachaco is a beach town near Trujillo. With a mere 1.5 soles 0.46 ¢ you can hop on a bus and ride straight to Huanchaco. The ride will last about 30 minutes and will take you through one of the oldest ruins of the world, Chan Chan, built by the Chimu people cerca 850 A.D.