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By Wilfredo Sandoval
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El Comercio

The Noble Young Man of Huaca Rajada - PeruRemains of a 21 year-old young man were found. It is thought that he could have been an important governor of the Mochica Elite.

Two thousand years ago, a noble 21 year-old character of the Mochica Elite was buried in the royal mausoleum of what is now the archaeological complex of Huaca Rajada-Sipán. A couple of weeks ago, the study of the remains and ornaments with which he was discovered in “tomb 15” of the aforementioned archaeological complex, revealed that he was the youngest noble yet found. The other governors found in the area died at the approximate age of 40.

This valuable conclusion comes from the scientific analysis carried out by the anthropologist Luis Millones in the funerary context found 11.5 meters in the ground where the mysterious character was found.

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By Wilfredo Sandoval
For
El Comercio

A new musuems opens for tourists in Lambayeque, PeruA new place for history and culture has opened. The museum of Chotuna-Chornancap is one of a kind because instead of showing voluptuous gold and silver jewelery, the riches of our ancestors or other ornaments and allegories of the old governors of the northern cultures of Peru, its shows the visitors the real story of the ancient Lambayequean man.

All this, in addition, in the same place where the Lambayeque culture was born, a powerful dynasty that later reigned the entire valley.

The visitors of this new touristic attraction will witness the reconstruction of various scenes that occurred 1250 years ago in what is now the district of San José.

Here, people will discover an extraordinary story that, with years of investigation, ceased being just a legend. This is the story of the mythical landing of Naylamp, half hero, half god. This character arrived on northern shores accompanied by a singular cortege made up of dozens of people.

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Máncora: Perfect Beaches in Northern PeruGentle waves lapping the beach, the sun warming your face as you look up, romantic walks and the clean smell of salt air are some of the pleasures that await you on the beaches of Máncora Peru. You can travel to this stunning exotic location by bus, plane, taxi or a combination of all three. I flew into Tumbes, the capital city of the district of Tumbes and took a taxi from the airport to my hotel in Máncora. This ride took about 1½ hours and cost S/. 130 from the airport. There are cheaper modes of travel like the bus or a combi but they will take a little longer to get there.

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By Rodney L. Dodig

Huacas de Moche: A Moche Capital and Religious Site - PeruOutside of the city of Trujillo stands another of Peru’s vast collection of monumental archaeological sites. The Huacas de Moche and the city between them stands here on a dry sandy plain at the foot of a mountain in testament to the ingenuity of the Moche, another of the many ancient cultures of Peru. On the day that I toured this site one of the many things that I marveled at was the number of Peruvian persons visiting versus the number on non Peruvians. Of the 100 or so people visiting at the same time as me, the vast majority were from Peru. I was very impressed by this fact. It gave me a good feeling about Peruvians and their desire to learn about and respect their wonderful heritage. As with the other sites I have visited to date, you can either hire one of many tour companies in the city or drive out on your own and hire a guide at the site. The cost either way of visiting this particular site is extremely reasonable.

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By Rodney L. Dodig
 
Chan Chan, the Melting City of the Chimu - PeruOn a recent trip to Trujillo I had the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Chan Chan, the capital city of the Chimu Civilization. Taking the taxi into Trujillo from the airport the road passes through what looks to be about the center of this vast city made of mud bricks. You are immediately struck by two things, one is the immense size of the place and the other is the vast destruction done by looters, earthquakes and the weather. UNESCO has declared this a world heritage site and work is being done to preserve as much as possible but as we all know there is only so much money to go around to all the sites in the world that need help. I had heard from friends and read that this site was a must visit for anyone coming to Peru and they were certainly correct.

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By Steve Cambridge

Pacasmayo International Marathon 2009This is the second year of the Pacasmayo International Marathon. Pacasmayo is located on the northern coast of Peru, S.A. in the department of La Libertad, about 100 Km north of Peru’s third largest city, Trujillo. Although Pacasmayo is well known throughout the international surfing community for its world class waves, it is less known for its world class off-road running and biking.

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My wife and I ran into some problems in Paracas, and we were pleasantly surprised when a couple of brothers stepped forward to help us out.

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Living in Peru

Agustin Panizo Jansana – Somos

Phantom Paradise in PeruOil drilling operations in the small town of Lobitos began in the early 20th century with the establishment of Lobitos Oilfield Limited. The company quickly led to the drilling of 250 oil wells in the region.

This led to the development of an urban industrial compound made up of club houses, administrative buildings, a pier, housing developments, a church, a market, an oil treatment plant and the first cinema in South America.

It was in this place that a life of luxury could be found right in the middle of the desert, until that is, the government nationalized the camp and the army occupied the settlement. Years latter the government abandoned the facilities and Lobitos entered a downwards spiral towards total abandonment.

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SurfingList, Inc. and SurfingList Travel

Providing Surf trips to destinations such as Chicama, Peru

SurfingList Travel Opens For Full Service Surf Trips - PeruSurfingList Travel is a new addition to the SurfingList, Inc. family which also includes the website SurfingList.com.  SurfingList Travel has partnered with a large travel brokerage to offer least cost airfares for its surf travel clients as well as necessary ground transportation to destinations offered.  The partnership with the travel brokerage will also provide SurfingList Travel with the ability to offer access to travel agents for any issues en route to a final destination.  SurfingList Travel will be adding surfing destinations in 2009 in addition to selling all inclusive surf trips to Chicama, Peru.

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