We took a bus trip to Cajamarca where the last Inka was killed. It was an amazing trip. It was only about 350KM but took 12 hours. We were winding around mountains thousands of meters above sea level in and out of clouds. The views were amazing and the road was a little scary at times with a mountain on one side and a cliff on the other. The road was only as wide as a car in some places so we found ourselves backing up quite often to let other buses through. Although the bus ride was awesome some of the locals on the bus we're not. Like the lady who changed her babys nappy on the bus then threw it on the floor then a while later spat in the aisle or the guy in front of us who kept farting. I kept blaming Junior until we noticed a guy who would open the window seconds before we smelt the rancid smell.
We met Sonia and David from Spain on the bus so we caught a taxi to a hostal with them and then thought we would go and check out the hot springs close to town which David had been to before and loved.The lady at the hostal said it was open till 10pm but when we got there at 8pm it was already closed which was a shame. We decided to come back the next day.
We headed out for dinner to a dodgey chinese resturant at night then on to a great bar in town. After a few jugs of Cubre Libre (coke, Rum and LIme) I was practicing my salsa again with Sonia, I´m getting better I think.
In the morning we went went up to the look out after stopping off at a shop selling chocolate and a kind of condensed milk the locals have. We got a free sample of the condensed milk stuff which was really sweet and brought some of the chocolate. The lady who sold us the chocolate told us something about it which we didn't really understand until lunch when we had a piece. It was some of the bitterest chocolate we've ever tasted. I guess she was warning us it was for cooking or something. There wasn't much else to see in the town but it was beautiful. We organised a night bus to Trujillo then went to the hot pools for round two. We got a private room where they fill up the bath with thermal water and you got 20 mins in there. We waited about 4 hours then finally got our turn as all the locals turn up and theres only 10 baths. It was great and very relaxing before our night bus to Trujillo.
We arrived at about 530 in the morning in Truillo and got a taxi so we could find a hostal for the day while we waited for our next night bus, the taxi had to drive us to 5 different hostals to try and find one that was open and not to out of our price range. We had to pay way to much for a day room and the taxi but we were stuffed. That day we visited the ruins at Chan Chan which were huge but once again a lot of it was just replicas. We then went and checked out the town and the main square which was really nice. After searching the town for a bar that was open to have a farewell drink and finding none we had a farewell cup of tea with David and Sonia then went back to the hostel to collect our bags for our night bus.