After a wonderful afternoon visiting the ruins of Caral, we headed to the town of Caral to finally eat a well-deserved lunch. Then we headed to the brand new hostel and had a look around our surroundings.
The town itself looks as you’d expect it to – a quiet little town in the foothills of the Andes. This is more what you expect to see when you come to Peru to volunteer, rather than the dusty urban community of Huaycán!
The neighbors came out of their houses to meet these unusual foreigners hanging out in their quiet town. The children were extremely curious about us, and when one of the little girls pulled out her alphabet book to learn English, I asked if I could take some pictures of them!
After hanging out with our neighbors for a bit, I headed inside to take pictures of the gorgeous sunset from the hostel’s balcony. I am obsessed with sunsets, and the one from Caral did not disappoint.
After the sunset, we headed back to one of the local eateries for dinner and a chat about the work our host was hoping to accomplish in Caral. Then we headed back to the hostel for a good night’s rest, since we had an early start planned the next day!