Trujillo and Huanchaco and staying at Oceano, Peru

Trujillo and Huanchaco, Peru and Oceano

We have spent the last night on a bus from Lima. And before that was a morning bus to Lima from Chincha. So it has been a long 24 hours. This is the exhaustion you might want to expect while planning a family travel. Maybe you will need the help of any of the many luxury travel experts. Such help makes you understand when and how to spend your money while on a single parent travel.
We arrived in Huanchaco and took a taxi to Trujillo. Here we tried about 4 hostels in the end with a patient taxi driver, as yet again we had the same problem.

We had booked accommodation and on arrival, they raise the price. We decided that since it was only 8 a.m. we would have some breakfast and found a super-clean cafe called Oceano.

The owner spoke English and welcomed us. He told us he had a small family run Guest House, but to wait to see which guests were leaving as it was full.
So we enjoyed our bargain breakfast, and as we went to leave, a couple came down and said they were leaving. Excellent.  We booked, paid and raced to get our bags. We dragged our bags two streets to our new Guest House.
Since the room was not clean, we took off on the local bus, armed with some things to do, thanks to the friendly hostel owner “Charlie-Brown”.

We headed to the Mall Adventure Plaza.  Well, my son was in heaven! He has so missed the western culture, and it had every western brand fast food he could desire.

It also had a great superstore -“Tottus”-  in which we have shopped before. He is madly collecting Turbo Snails, and they had 50% off their packs, so he bought a giant pack to add to his collection.

We then left for what we thought was a mid-day show. It turned out to be 1:30 pm for the Peruvian Paso Horse Show. That was fine, as it was a grand place, and so we enjoyed racing his new snails and having some Mum and son time together.

We were first to seat for the show – so front row it was. It was quite cold, and the owner came and donned my boy with a poncho.

Next, he was able to feel one of the young horses. I loved the tenderness of the horse trainers.

We loved the show.  This rider has to pour and ride with a glass of Pisco, the local drink, without spilling a drop. He was of course perfect.

Next came the dancers. There were about 5 different sets to their show and included several riders, horses, and even a little boy.

We had a variety of entertainment including cape riding, javelin stick throwing amongst other things.

They were so fast and skilled. Weaving between marks and making figure 8’s.

The final show was incredible. It was definitely a fun-filled afternoon.

We were then invited to meet and have photographs with the team.

To finish off a great afternoon, Explorason had a ride.  It was about now that I realized he was too old to be “led” on a horse.

Back to the Mall, as he wanted Pizza for dinner. We felt like we were back in Australia. We filled our trolley with vegetables as we decided it was time to cook, and they had a kitchen.

One problem with long-term travel is the lack of kitchen – we are craving green vegetables. So we were pretty loaded up when we took the local bus back to the Guest House.

We were led to our room. Charlie Brown and his lovely wife, Hope, helped us with our bags. We had an en-suite. From the window, we could see a little plaza in one direction, and the sea in the other direction. The room was squeaky clean.

We ended up staying 4 nights and could have stayed a lot, lot longer.

I have never met such lovely friendly hosts as at the Oceana Hospedaje.
If you are coming to Trujillo, please stay here.
You will NOT be disappointed!

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  1. Hi ruth, just catching up with your latest exploits.I am teaching a free photography class at present and shared details of your blog and journey with the group.You may get a few extra hits.Looks like the horse show was pretty good.God’s blessings.
    Lesley and Geoff

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