Gran Hotel El Golf

Los Cocoteros 500, Urb. El Golf, Trujillo, Peru
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Tren de la Sierra

by RileyPowell

Has anyone ridden this train from Lima to Huancayo? It is called the world's highest railway line and the article stated that there is bottled oxygen available on board for low landers like myself so that we won't suffer altitude sickness. The highest point is at 4,829 meters above sea level. I plan to visit an internet sweetheart in Trujillo in December and am tempted to take this ride. The ride sounds scarier than the most advanced roller coaster.

RE: Tren de la Sierra

by melosh

The problem is that the train may go only once a month or so. Hopefully someone will be able to give you the latest word. The train from Huancayo to Huancavalinca was a daily, at least a couple of years ago. The number of trains from Cusco to Puno had already decreased alot by 2003 because of the paving of the road. I was told that the train from Juliaca to Arequipa had also stopped due to the road paving. I really enjoyed Trujillo, but this is really in a different direction than Huancayo. You might find travel into the Cordillera Blanca by bus even more exciting than a train trip. Good luck bob

RE: Tren de la Sierra

by colares

The ride is not scary. We did it last August. The problem is the schedule. The train does not run regularly. Please check these two sides:
http://www.ferroviasperu.com.pe/indexe.html
http://www.kellstransportmuseum.com/Peru/FCCA/FCCA.html

Huancayo - Huancavelica is an alternative. It has up to three trains a day.
http://www.fhh.com.pe/webfhh.htm

Have fun.

RE: Tren de la Sierra

by RileyPowell

Thanks to you all for your information. I went to Peru on Oct. 2 and returned to the USA on Oct. 16. I did not ride this train but I did ride the ITTSA bus from Lima to Trujillo. The bus amazed me. It had huge seats which recline and a stewardees who served meals and refreshments and snacks. From Trujillo, I rode the bus to Piura and spent a few days. Then I rode a bus to Tampo Grande and visited a farm where they raise coconuts, mangos, papayas, yuca, plantains, and melons. I rode in the moto-taxis, taxis, and saw burro carts. I fell in love with the people of Peru. I do not speak Spanish but never before have I been treated with such courtesy, understanding and hospitality as I was by the peoples of Peru. I can not find words to express my deepest grattitude. I shall return.

Travel Tips for Trujillo

Tiny Snacks

by grandmaR

Although we did not have lunch on the tour, they did give us pisco sours to drink. A Pisco Sour is a cocktail containing Pisco (a regional brandy), lime juice, egg whites, simple syrup, and regional bitters (photo 5)

They also gave us juice and nibbles - little tiny meat pies (photo 4), little pastries and some fruit and cheese concoction (very good) to spread on little pieces of toast.

Some of the things might have been:

"Cecina": They are small very thin slices of meat that have been salted and dried in the sun. They are fried in abundant oil and it is served with yucca, hot pepper and onion.

Due to its proximity to the sea, they have marine platters, such as the Cebiche (fish marinated and cooked with lemon), "Corvina a lo Macho" (fish with a delicious sauce), "Picante de Mariscos" (spicy stew prepared with seafood), and many other plates.

A traditional dessert of the area is the "king kong". A great pastry filled with manjarblanco (sweet prepared with milk) and fruit sweet, and "machacado" (sweet prepared with boiled fruit).

Plaza de Armas

by grandmaR

People congregate in the main square of town. Because of the APEC Conference in Lima with all the leaders of the Asian Pacific nations attending (including President George W Bush), the school children of Lima had a holiday, and apparently many of them came up to visit Trujillo. There were school groups and children in the square (in addition to the police and the busloads of tourists with their guides.

Colonial Furnishings and Exhibits

by grandmaR

The Casa Urquiaga Museum was sold with colonial furnishings in it. That is Spanish colonial. It also had in it some Moche pottery, and paintings by local artists which the guide made sure to point out to us.

Cathedral Museum

by grandmaR

The museum is next to the cathedral - it is in the wing on the right (photo 4) as you face the cathedral. It holds valuable sculptures, canvases and an enigmatic crypt. It isn't free and we did not visit it. The website on Trujillo says

Here are kept objects related to liturgy, carvings, and paintings of the colonial period; among these, two canvasses stand out: "La Negación de San Pedro" (The Denial of Saint Peter) and the portrait of John the Baptist. Characteristics of this building are its ceiling ornamented with polychromatic beams and the crypt decorated with murals of the Apostles.

Visiting hours: Mon. – Sun. 7:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Temple of the Sun and City of the Moches

by grandmaR

The so called Temple of the Sun and the Moches City excavations are not open to tourists. The name “Huaca del Sol” is really a misnomer, as there is no evidence to connect the building with any solar cult but we don't know what it was originally called. While the excavation of the Temple of the Moon is going on, the Temple of the Sun excavation has been put on the back burner.

The Huaca del Sol is largest of the two structures, and is thought to be the largest pre-Columbian structure found in Peru and the tallest adobe structure in the Americas. Even though it was looted by the Spaniards in Colonial Times (including using a diversion of the river to wash part of the pyramid away), it still measures 1,250 feet in length and is 135 feet above the surrounding plain. lt is calculated that around 50 million sun-dried, mud bricks (or “adobes”), were used in its construction. It is oriented roughly 20 degrees east of north and it was probably begun early during the Moche period.

The study of the city located between the Huaca del Sol and the Huaca de la Luna began in 1995, to achieve a better understanding of the social and political situation that fostered the construction of such grand temples. The archaeological diggings undertaken there during recent seasons have provided interesting information. The second and third photos show these excavations from the top of the Temple of the Moon

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