19.05.2013 - 23.05.2013 28 °C
Mancora is a touristy surfer town on the coast of northern Peru. Its a very chilled out place and has some good restaurants so we ate very well here. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great but Joe still managed to get sunburnt so lived up to the British stereotype ha! The sea was warm and had massive waves to play in. I almost drowned a hundred times and swollowed most of the Pacific ocean but it was good fun. Most of the time we spent on the beach but we also did yoga on a roof top overlooking the sun set over the sea. It was very picturesque apart from that I had seawater dripping out my nose for the entire time that made it slightly less attractive!
We stayed in a really nice place with wooden bungalows which each had their own hammock and there was a little pool next to a terrace. It was lovely and quiet. If we didn't want to walk somewhere we just had to flag a tuk tuk that would take us anywhere in town for £1. There weren't any normal taxis.
We took a Peruvian cooking class where the lady, Luz, took us tp the market to buy the ingredients and then gaves us instructions how to cook the dish called Aji de gallina, which literally mean chili of hen but it tastes more like corination chicken. It was very tasty and we had it with fresh passion fruit juice made from the fruit off her tree.
We also went to the local hot springs, which turned out to be a big warm muddy puddle (we don't have much luck with these Peruvian hot springs) but we got in anyway. I'm glad there were a few people there already otherwise we would've wondered where the taxi driver had taken us! We covered ourselves in mud because its meant to be good for the skin.
Emma and I somewhere managed to persuade the boys to do a salsa class with us. We learnt a few of the steps but I think we need a lot more practise before we get up and dance in a salsa bar!