Adios, Huanchaco

It’s fall now in South America and it will be winter before we could get to Tierra del Fuego. So, in this last of the warm beach spots we decided to take a few days and figure out our plan. It ended up taking us a couple of weeks.

Problem was, we still couldn’t figure it out. So, the decision is to just keep going and see what happens. We may head east for a while – Rio De Janeiro is warm all year.  We may wait out winter near some ski slopes (anyone?) in Argentina or Chile.  Or, we could always turn north again. They all sound like good ideas. This is our idea of planning.

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

– Lao Tzu

Another sign we’ve been here too long: Jason started to think some of the dilapidated houses nearby might make a good project.

There are actually some interesting projects that must be some kind of bargain. When he found one in a really great location and asked around, it was insisted that it was NOT for sale. Nevermind that giant “se vende” sign out front.

Oh well, debating the merits of bad bricks over bad mortar wasn’t really in the cards anyway.

Adios, Huanchaco. We may see you again.


There’s nothing better than camping when the weather is great.


3 thoughts on “Adios, Huanchaco

  • June 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Thank you so much for the great writing and pics! I’m considering retiring to Peru and just from what I’ve read Huanchaco sounds great for living without a car. As you’ve pointed out being close to a large city but still in a smaller place with good tourist amenities sounds exactly like what I’m looking for. Happy and safe travels!

  • June 5, 2011 at 8:37 AM


    Huanchaco is a good spot – I think I could happily retire here… at least for a little while 😉


  • June 5, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Considering how much you’ve seen and the fun you’re having guess it would be tough to settle on one place. Thanks again!

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