Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Art from Trujillo #1

I visited an exposition of painting from Trujillo, the main subjet was Trujillo and its people and customers. All the authors belongs to Arts School.

Monday, July 30, 2007


This window belongs to an old colonial house which is a local bank. It's always very clean, I like that, well it's a bank.
I have one free week, I'm happy for that... I had some difficult days last week, a friend of mine always tell me, if the problem has a solution, why you worry; if the problem doesn't have solution, why you worry :S . Thanx everyone for your kind words!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Independence Day

Our flag, red and white, very simple... like our people, like our lifes.
(one boy sailing on a caballito de totora)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Independence Day

Peru celebrate its independence day today and tomorrow. Some stores is decorated with balloon and peruvian flags everywhere.
One bonus track today, "La flor de la canela" is a traditional peruvian vals, this version belongs to Juan Diego Flores.

"La Flor de la Canela" - Juan Diego Flores

Friday, July 27, 2007

behind of the history

A detail of an old house. Where the silence is the only one that live there.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

keep walking?

... bad day, today. For me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tours office

Typical old colonial window fron Trujillo, this is a tours office when people receibe information
to travel to another peruvian cities or countries.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Some of trekking

Some days ago, my friends and I go to Poroto (45 min from Trujillo), a friend of us live in this town and he told us about caves with bones inside. We walked just one hour and half for a hill, we can see a beautiful see of the valley and of course some bones of the Gallinazo Culture, I guess.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

469 years old

Señora de Cao
Magdalena de Cao celebrated 469 years old of creation, it's a little town, and it has a lot of history and traditions.
Marinera Caballos de Paso

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Casa de Artesanos Cao Viejo

Today was opened a handcraft store named Cao Viejo in Magdalena deCao, here you can find handfraft of wood, stone, ceramics, cotton, gourds ...

Some famous people was invited for this event, like Fabiola de la Cuba, a peruvian singer, and Regulo Franco, discovered of the Lady of Cao.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Time was stopped

This old man was reading for many minutes in this street, near to an old window which time isn't so important... and me? well, I was waiting for my husband in the office in front of this street ^^.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Minchanzaman is a dancing group of the "Universidad Nacional de Trujillo", today is the aniversary of this institution, they celebrated dancing the most representative peruvian dances. Minchanzaman is 32 years old.

On the first pic, people is playing "cajon peruano" and "caja" (something like boxes), percussion from afroperuvian that is part of our history. Second pic, people is dancing marinera. A bonus video too... thanxs to the suggestion of Olivier :o)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Sometimes wheater is crazy

Monday, July 16, 2007

What I always see

This is a detail of the house where I work :)

Saturday, July 14, 2007


...tired and bored to wait for.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Señora de Cao

Well, this is the "Señora de Cao" (Lady of Cao)... As part of the celebrations for 469 years old of Magdalena de Cao (the place where mummy of this lady was found), the Señora de Cao walked around the Main Square of Trujillo. But, today was a hard day, President of Peru visited the city without programming and some people wanted to protest for some problems, anyway, everything was great.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

ready for tomorrow

It's comming the Party of Magdalena de Cao, home of the Señora de Cao, a mummy found recently.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Papa a la Huancaina

"Papa a la Huancaina" is a peruvian salad of boiled yellow potatoes in a spicy, starchy peanut sauce, called Huancaina sauce, thus the origin of the name. Huancaina sauce is made of fresh white cheesecrushed peanuts crushed saltines, vegetable oil, aji amarillo (yellow Peruvian pepper) evaporated milk, garlic and salt, mixed in a blender.

This dish is served with lettuce, black olives, white corn kernels, hard boiled egg quarters and tomatoes. It's very popular in all the country and can be served as a starter or "small dish.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Draft Flowers

Selling fresh flowers is the best, but it's interesting when you see draft flowers and plants painted in different colors.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

one of seven wonder of the world :)

Machu Picchu!... some of cusco in past posts (1) (2) (3) (4)

If you come to Peru, you must go to Cusco, but don't forget to come to north of Peru too, specially to Trujillo :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Red or blue

Since January, Trujillo have a new major, he likes blue!. This is part of the Municipality, you can see it was painted in blue just this side because people didn't want change red color, a colonial red.

Monday, July 02, 2007


First time I see two alive rays, this little girl was selling them for three soles (1USD aprox) each one. Thi scene wasn't so nice, It's always terrible to see animals near to the death.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

and... St. Peter's Day #3

Finally, fishers in their "caballitos" sail with the boat where "St. Peter" is.