Piura to Chiclayo

Today we caught a 10 am bus from Piura to Chiclayo. Our drive was through barren desert. According to Wikipedia the Sechura desert is “one of the most arid on Earth”.


Our bus for this three hour trip was pretty cool.  It was double decker and we were in front on the top deck. The air conditioning worked so it was a pretty comfortable ride. 


Chiclayo is closer to the ocean than Piura was. I assume that is why the temperature and humidity here are pretty comfortable. Piura was unbearably hot and humid. 

On the ride I finished listening to season one and the updates of the podcast Serial. I think I am really late to talking about this podcast. Everyone else has already listened to it. I found it fascinating. I still can’t decide if I think he did it or not. If you haven’t listened to it I recommend it. 

This afternoon I also finished my third book of the trip. Book two was a nonfiction book – There’s a Fish in my Ear – about translation. It was interesting but a bit long winded.  The book I finished today was Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would say it is of the same caliber of another light entertaining book I really enjoyed, The Rosie Project. 

After getting to Chiclayo, as we do in every new town,  we walked around a bit. 


Tomorrow we don’t leave Chiclayo until 7 pm. We will be catching an all night bus to Chachapoyas. We still don’t have a plan for what to do during the day tomorrow.