Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Moda Limon: Pienso En Ti Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, Sunday, 03 April 2005 8:24pm

Chiclayo's Parque Principal is also crowded with people around the cathedral. Enterprising sorts have printed brochures detailing the biography of the Pope. The turnaround time for that is impressive, since the covers are full color and everything.

Chiclayo is refreshingly dry. After the humidity of the Amazon, I'm enjoying a desert climate. The city is also much less touristy than any place I've been so far in Peru (even Arequipa). I had to walk ten blocks or so to find a tour agency (which was closed), and I only passed two Internet cafes on the way.

I took a look at my schedule, and I think I'm going to divide my remaining time between Chiclayo, Cajamarca, and Trujillo, with perhaps a day-trip overflight of Nasca from Lima if it turns out I have the time.

Chiclayo seems dark. Perhaps it's because Iquitos was so garish, but the streets here are also narrow and winding. No Spanish colonial city plan here.