Sunday morning we left Huamachuco and headed towards the coast. Huamachuco is at an altitude of about 10,000 feet. Our road to Trujillo went up to well over 12,000 feet before descending to sea level.
Sunday is a busy travel day. We arrived in Trujillo about 1:30. The next bus to Chimbote where we planned to spend the night was soldout so Duke bought us tickets on the 6:20 bus. This gave us a chance to walk about Trujillo a bit and have some lunch.
We got to our hotel in Chimbote about 9:30 last night. This morning we headed first to the bus station so that Duke could buy us tickets for tomorrow.
Then we took a taxi to the main square. I think one of the results of my cold is that now I have an ear infection. I’m sure that the enormous altitude change yesterday didn’t help either. Although more oxygen is certainly a good thing!
We went to the pharmacy and talked to a pharmacist She gave me antibiotics. After looking at my personal medical records I realized that she gave me the same drug that I received in Reno when I had an ear infection last Spring. Here the drugs cost me about $15.
We are staying at the Hotel Brilia here in Chimbote.