for 50 street children
Sponsored by the Tourist Board of Trujillo and Bruce PEru
The big Linea bus pulled up in front of Restauraunt
Corazon Jr. Independencia 309. Onboard were four hosts from MITINCI
(Minbistry of Tourism, regional office), led by Aurora Li and Mireya
The chiuldren, joined by three volunteers from Bruce Peru, boarded
the bus and the party set off for the Inca sun temple on the ourskirts
of Trujillo (Las Huacas del Sol y la Luna); and a fascinating hour
long tour guided by the the four hosts from MITINCI.
The party then progressed to Chan Chan, the massive Inca ruin separating
Trujillo from its beach resort Huanchaco. Chan Chan, in pre Columbian
time was a city of a million inhabitants. It is now a vast ruin of
of adobe walls and foundations, with a large and impressive museum
where the central square and ajoining buildings have been restored
and recreated to create the atmosphere of the center of an ancient
city which was twice as large as the beautiful conquestador city of
Trujillo. The artifacts which have been gleaned from four centuries
of archiologican investigation in Chan Chan have been assembled in
this grand museum.
The children and their hosts then reboarded the bus and continued
the three kilometers to Huanchaco, the beautiful Pacific coast resort
and surfers paradise (which boasts the worlds longest wave). An hour
of sunbathing, swimming in the surf and collecting shrimp and crabs
was followed by a picnic brought out from the kitchen of Restaurant
All were safely back at Restauraunt Corazon to give their thanks to
our generous hosts, who also gave a Christmas gift to each child,
and to resume their life on the streets of Trujillo - and for some
to return to their home in Algergue Nicole D*Amecourt.
We want to thank our friends at MITINCI for offering
our children this educational and fun excursion.