Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Casa de la Emancipación

This old colonial house is "La Casa de la Emancipación", here it was signed the first paper of Independence, now it belongs to a bank and it's used for cultural events. I like so much this place, it's one of my favorites colonial house.

Anothe day, I'll post pics of this house but at day, it looks different :) ...ah! you can see it on the second video of this post (click here)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

butterfly doesn't fly

I was waiting for a taxi and I saw this butterfly on the window... when you see this kind of butterfly you know it will rain very soon.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Church detail

A detail of Saint Francisco church...

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Last Day of Marinera

Today is the Final of the competition... yesterday we could see many people dancing on the streets, it was very nice. If you want see more pics click here

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Marinera week

I had some problems with my internet conection... but I´m here again.

This week has been very special for Trujillo, Marinera's Festival is the main reason for this, I saw the competition just one day. Today all Marinera Academys are going to walk for main streets of Trujillo.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

sea birds

If you go very early to Huanchaco beach you can appreciate some of sea birds... like these!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

happy meeting

I was walking to my office and I see this meeting... i can feel happiness of them, i don't know why.

Monday, January 22, 2007


These ladies from Tembladera town (1.30 hour from Trujillo) sew stories , each page is done of cotton fabric, this story telling is sewn by hand and recreate old legends of Moche culture and the city.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Let's dance marinera

The practice for Intenational Marinera Festival finished yesterday. The real competition starts tomorrow and Trujillo sounds "marinera" everywhere. This pic show people practicing this dance, everybody dance whatever age... it's a moment very special.

I share two videos of marinera, the first one is a part of a documental, the last one is a complete dance (made by me ^^)

Saturday, January 20, 2007


I've told you about "caballitos de totora" (see post) , this "boats" are made of totora, this plant grow near to the beach and fishers take care, dry and use for their "caballitos". For them this is important because this activity is their life and our history.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Musical place

This old colonial house is a bar, here you can listen some local bands. Sometimes, these bands play music of several famous groups... Today: Iron Maden.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

...waiting for

... he waits with a smile, maybe she didn't take a lot of time for arriving to the date ^^

Computer house

This old colonial house was rebuilt recently. It was closed for many years then it was an store of computers, a few time later it was rebuilt. It's good to see owners keep the style of this house, now the "future" (computers and accesories) lives good at the "history".

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Two Lamps

Sometimes lamps need natural energy...

Monday, January 15, 2007

Strawberries on the road

Menocucho is a small town near to Trujillo, it's known for strawberries production. Some farmers sell this fruit on the road, people stop and buy fresh and cheap strawberries. One of these boxes (10Kg) is sold for 4.85 dollars.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Modern Art Museum

Modern Art Museum of Trujillo, a great work of Gerardo Chavez Foundation. Gerardo Chavez is a famous painter, here you can found the best of his work and other good works of artist from Europe and Latin America (specially Peru).

I enjoyed so much the visit, this place with a beautiful architecture has many trees, and all is silence...

Saturday, January 13, 2007


The famous "paella", emblematic dish of the Spanish food, but, in Peru the paella has the same ingredients offered in Spain, with the exception of which the one of here, instead of the classic water whereupon it prepares the common rice, uses a fish broth and crabs that to him an unique flavor provides to the added saffron to rice... do you like the paella?

Friday, January 12, 2007


This is Huanchaco Beach... place most visited on summer, everybody goes there sometimes I prefer silence but in this time it's almost impossible.
In this pic, you can see the "caballitos de totora" shadows.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Mango is my favorite fruit :)`s a tropical fruit, very popular on the peruvian coast. Summer is the best time to buy it (0.6 dollars for 1Kg.), the rest months of the year is no so easy to found it and it's a little more expensive (1.5 dollars for 1Kg).

If you want to know more about mango click here

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


If you want to cook you need gas, this blue object contiens it, you call a gas service and a person take it to your home, one of this is sold for 10 dollars... Peru exports gas, but most of peruvians use it in a old way.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

On the streets

Sometimes kids have to work for helping their families, it's so dangerous when they play on the streets while cars are running, they prefer are near to a corner to sell candies... but they must be at home, maybe they don't home.


... my vacations finished, these days are so nice, warmy and with a beautiful colors

Sunday, January 07, 2007


The most typical peruvian dish: Cebiche... it always is special in any moment, you need only fresh fish, lemon, onion, chili, cilantro, some of letucce, "yuca" and "camote" for complete this dish.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

...last day!

Today, the Wise Men "visit" the city and it's the last day for xmas decorations... have a nice day

Friday, January 05, 2007

Inside "El Brujo"

All is mud... This is the main yard of "El Brujo", here many people died in honor for old gods, if you can see on the walls (in front of the person), there are prisioners drawn in orange color.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Magdalena de Cao

Sea urchins, seaweeds, fishes and gulls are the main habitants of the beach of "Magdalena de Cao" (45 min from Trujillo). Some fishers come to here, they protect this place because is a quiet place.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"Viringo" dog

Viringo dog or Hairless dog (see wiki) is an old race of dogs in Peru, they were friends of incas and they were represent on ceramics and drawings. This dog lives at El Brujo, she is Fia (it means "light" in quechua).

Some of history

In this place it was found a tattoed mummy (see article), she was named "la señora de Cao" and for me it's great to know the people who discovered, I designed the cover of one book of them ^.^ This is a view from the Archaeological Complex "El Brujo", here it's a historic place with a lot of mistery, many things haven't discovered but there are a lot of signs in its walls.

Monday, January 01, 2007

"My best photograph from last year"

I don't know if this pic is the best but I like it so much, it's a remember for my childhood maybe, I think it has a touch of magic, like this day, the first day of the year.