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Beach time - Peru

sunny 85 °F

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It's summer in Peru, and everyone in Lima tries to escape the city and head to the beaches that are 30 minutes to 3 hours south. Most weekends are packed on the roads; it reminds me of ski season during the winter in Colorado w/ traffic jams for hours.

We have spent several partial weekends at Betty and Carlos' beach house in Asia. It is right in front of the beach in the town of Asia, Peru. There are dedicated shades tents for their house, there's a malecon walkway for 10+ miles along the beach and shores with the other resorts, and there's a beach volleyball court right in front of the house.

For beach volleyball, we have made some good connections. I have played with one of the teens that were on the 18 and under National youth team for beach volleyball. I am trying to connect him up with anyone I still know that coaches college VB in the US. We went to a town on an island south of Lima called Pucusana to play there. Also, have been playing at 6 in the mornings for a few weeks in Lima with a group of guys that play frequently. Most recently I met the coach of the National Peru beach volleyball teams, and I practiced with him.

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Posted by MurkTravels 17:28 Archived in Peru Tagged sunset beach peru sun volleyball 2022 Comments (0)

Mancora 2022 - Peru

the north remembers

sunny 90 °F
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Checking out the far north west corner of Peru with a trip to the Piura region. We saw the towns of Tumbes, Zorritos, Mancora, Vichayito, Los Organos, Nuro, and Cabo Blanco.

It was over New Years, so we watched some fireworks and did some typical Peruvian New Years traditions with the locals. That includes eating 12 grapes and making 12 wishes after midnight, walking around the block with luggage to bring you good travels, wearing yellow, champagne (obviously) and pomegranate. The other days, we just took it easy and learned about the region and the nearby cities.

It is said that it's a surfing coastal area. We saw waves, but only a few surfers. Maybe it's the off season. There are several beaches (Nuro) where you can swim with giant tortuous. We definitely did that, even in the freezing water of the Pacific. We paddle boarded, we swam, we relaxed on the beach, maybe got a bit sunburned, and saw amazing sunsets.

Recommend:

  • try the local seafood
  • swim with turtles
  • check out the wave obstacle course in Zorritos
  • the shopping, hotels, and beach life around Mancora

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Posted by MurkTravels 01:54 Archived in Peru Tagged beach peru sand sun newyear 2022 Comments (1)

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