But first we head off to Chan Chan.
It was a city of 30,000 built around AD 850 by the Chimu, who were later conquered by the Inca in AD1470. Then, of course the Spanish arrived and did the usual 90 years later. Looking it up, there’s a huge amount written about Chan Chan so a summation would be hard. But it’s the biggest adobe structure ever built. It covered 20 square kilometers, city size. Among other things it was significant for novel irrigation, burial traditions, unique architecture and the speculation of how this large and isolated city functioned as a society/
And countless variations. You could walk around inside the main walls but I wasn’t going to leave Lucinda in a remote parking lot surrounded by hawkers, guides and ticket sellers.
The breed dates back to pre-Inca times, at least 1300 years. There are three different varieties (perhaps somewhat-gross, gross and totally-gross)
I’ll drop the Peruvian architecture thing there. The point being they’re brave individuals
Sure enough, it’s one of the world’s remaining giant fleets. 1000 ships, $2 billion in anchovies, mostly for fertilizer.
Chimbote is a huge dump.
Tomorrow’s a day I’ve been looking forward to since arriving in Peru.