The following day we went to Tumbes, which is a city way up in the north, you are almost in Ecuador at this point. It is about a 2h ride! It is not the prettiest city, but it does have a good atmosphere, very hot and barely any cars, all motorcycle taxis! We went to a lookout and visited a natural park before lunch, and then had delicious ceviche with JJ and a co-worker. They have these mashed bananas called platacones, that are sometimes mixed with garlic, or onions or spices and fried in the pan, the
Our last day up on the coast we spent with some friends who own a little pastry place in Mancora. We went surfing all together, ate lunch and JJ and I headed back to Piura (further south) to catch a 13h bus back to Lima, during which, this time, my stomach said: NO MORE CEVICHE. Not a fun ride, but all and all, an amazing time!