Welcome to Piura, Peru, The City of Eternal Heat
Trip Start Jul 14, 2010
93Trip End May 18, 2011
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In Piura, we did the normal changing-country tasks, like getting a new chip for our cell phone, and exchanging our left over currency from the previous country. We did a little walking around, and ended up passing the Plaza de Armas (they don´t call them Parque Central anymore) and went across a bridge to see if we could maybe find some cheap food to eat. Once on the other side of the river, we realized that not many tourists go there, as the streets were dirtier and a little more chaotic, and I didn´t feel as safe. We walked down some streets, then decided there was a reason that we didn´t see any other tourists there, so we headed back across the bridge and found a cute little spot to have some dinner, which was more like sharing appetizers. We tried two types of tamales and papas rellenas. The tamales had greek style olives in them, which was something new, and the papas rellenas (stuffed potatoes) were also really good, though I don´t remember exactly what was in them.
In keeping true to the Bible, we left Piura the next morning and didn´t look back.