The referendum during prohibition

I met a German friend at 10.45 am on Friday. “Hurry up! Go buy beer!”, he told me authentically scared. I was surprised. He explained that since noon the alcohol wouldn’t be sold – till Monday. Everything because of so called Ley seca, dry law, a temporary prohibition during 36 hours …

In the capital of the Incas

Cuzco. Or Cusco. Both are correct. I came there tired after over 24 hours on the bus. Then it became worse. It turned out that my luggage had been leeft in Lima. I hadn’t understand that if I leave it where I bought my ticket, I have to get back …

About the passing time

Ok, the title is a clickbait, I know. No philosophical divagations though, just another post from Ecuador. I’m seasonally leaving the topic of Peru for a moment (it will be back, I have still at least one, maybe two or even more texts to write about it) to write about …

A long way South

Peru isn’t big. It’s huge. Its overall surface is 1.285.216 km² (496,225 sq mi). 19th in the world. In fact, Peru is longer than wider. From the border with Ecuador in the North to Chile in the South there are almost 2.500 km (over 1.500 miles). I didn’t make it so far and, …

In the pre-Inca ruins

Is there anything interesting in Chiclayo? Nope. Ok, ok, there is a witchcraft market, some cathedral and two or three old buildings. But around the city there are few places worth visiting. Such as Túcume, the valley of the pyramids.     A bit of Wikipedia. There were different peoples living …

The witches’ market

I wouldn’t say that crossing Ecuadorian-Peruvian border was complicated. Actually, I could smuggle everything through it (of course I didn’t have anything illegal with me). As the most of such procedures, it was inconvenient. Firstly, we waited in the bus, then, around 1 a.m., they ordered us to get off …