Author Archive | Kiara Gallop


The Magic of Máncora

Following a disappointing (with the exception of the meal I ate at La Romana) overnight stop in the modern metropolis of Chiclayo, we headed 396 kilometres up coast to the beach resort of Máncora.  Máncora is famous for its huge quantities of sunshine, long sandy beaches,  reliably good surf, fresh seafood, and lively nightlife. We […]

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The Road to Cajamarca: Peru’s Most Spectacular and Frightening Bus Ride

After Chachapoyas, we knew that Cajamarca had to be our next stop.  We’d heard great things about this charming Andean town, brimming with graceful colonial architecture, churches, and hot springs.  It’s located in a fertile valley surrounded by tall mountains, is famous for its cheese and dairy products, and its streets are frequented by campesinos […]

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