I have spent 10 interesting days in Cajamarca and am now moving on to Chiclayo. It is nearer the coast and once again with lots of activities on offer. This trip should only last about 5 hours and I am planning to stay there for about 2 weeks.
The people in Cajamarca have been very friendly, although I still struggle with their accent and the speed of their speech. During a conversation I was having with the hotel ( Hostal Giraflores) owners last night, Elena, the landlady, said that I had improved a lot over the 10 days. I found it hard work at times but perseverance pays off. I am hoping that the next destination will not present more of a challenge.