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The day it rained in Huanchaco


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I know this post may seem like just another Brit discussing the weather, but I urge you to stick with it.

One day last week it rained all day and throughout the night. It wasn't hugely heavy, just persistent - you know the kind I'm sure - and it was annoying, but I didn't give it too much thought. I donned my rain jacket and went about my day. A few of us even ventured out to the cinema - a solid rainy day activity.

The next morning whilst I'm eating my breakfast, the young couple who run the sushi restaurant here came downstairs looking all concerned.

D & M: Are you ok? How did you sleep?

Me: Really well thanks, and you?

D & M: We were so scared of the rain all night. It just didn't stop. The dog was scared too. And there's water everywhere.

I didn't really know how to respond, I had relatively recently woken up and this exchange was going on in Spanish. I wanted to mention that the water was because there's no roof in the middle of the house. An open patio is the style here, it's lovely, just not at all rainproof.

Up, dressed and ready for work, I was on my way out when I heard:

Are you ok?

I turn around and its G & J, my hosts, parents of D. They look extremely concerned. Now I feel concerned - do I look ill? Did I have a nose bleed and not notice?

G & J: But how did you sleep?

Me: Like a baby, I was really tired.

G & J: But with the rain...?

Me: Where I'm from it rains all night from October until March and many of the other months too, so if anything, I slept better!

G & J: Wow, I don't understand. For us, it's scary, it felt like the sky was falling down!

And that my friends was the reaction to rain in Huanchaco.

Posted by Rebecca Heller 08:03 Archived in Peru Tagged rain huanchaco

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