El Caballo de Paso is a breed of horses that is known around the world for its many special qualities, the most unique is its dance in four part time. They move to the rhythm of PACA-PACA-PACA.
The trip to Cajamarca from Trujillo is a bit long, but a phenomenal ride which is a great illustration of the Coastal zones and of the Peruvian Sierra.
If there were an official national cocktail in Peru, it would be the Pisco Sour. Hands Down. Pisco defines each night spent at the club until 5am.
Casona Deza the mansion of the Deza family sits kin to Garden of Eden amid the busy buzzy city center just a block from the Plaza de Armas. The house wears years of History, from Spanish colonization to the growth of the Franciscan Catholic Church. It is a great illustration of Trujillo as it demonstrates Trujillian culture as of almost five hundred years ago.
Travel in Peru can be quite a headache if not approached with the right mindset. Public transportation is the most efficient means of travel. One can hop a bus and for less than 10 soles travel 6 hours North -to Cajamarca- for example. The only thing a successful trip up the coast requires is a good grasp of the wonderful world of Micros, Minivans, Autos and Collectivos. Each option of travel serves its own purpose, and every Peruvian has their personal preference of travel. I proudly claim the Micro as my means of transportation.
A typical Sunday in Peru revolves around time spent with family. You will find most stores are closed as the people rest over a large almuerzo lunch, and spend the afternoon around the table which is spread with traditional Peruvian staples such as papa a la huacaina, ají de gallina, ocupa, and ceviche.
Peruvians are extremely resourceful. There is a lot to learn from this culture about saving every last ounce, and keeping things as simple as possible.