La Casa De Tintin
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... and set off at 8am the next morning.
After being picked up along with 12 others (between 30-40 year olds) we were driven towards the valley passing through a vast national reserve for Llamas, Alpacas and Vicunas.
All the animals are wild and only disturbed for shearing. Vicuna wool (which I have never heard of) is apparently the most expensive in the world, illegal shearing can get you up to 5 years in prison, killing one up to ...
... chapel inside, and the city’s main cathedral on the square. The cathedral was mostly interesting for the views from the top, both of the square and the spectacular volcanoes that sit next to the city. In addition to having pretty architecture, the constant presence of Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu rising behind the buildings makes for an even more dramatic setting. Just sitting in the square drinking in the sights and the atmosphere ...
... t gone to the best viewpoint (it didn't look bigger than the Grand Canyon from there), and I was somewhat regretting not trekking. I was, though, still having problems with the altitude (all those stairs at the viewing area!) and had to stop often to tell myself to breath, so I didn't dwell on it much. I can at least say I've been to the second deepest canyon in the world. Travel tip: Getting sick when you travel is definitely depressing. Go prepared and take ...
... and the description of the circumstances and rituals of the sacrifice made the visit much more palatable than I had expected. The emphasis on the use of sacrifice to appease the mountain Gods was interesting, and the privilege of Juanita being chosen to be sacrificed was described at length and very carefully. Juanita was discovered after an eruption melted the ice on the volcano, allowing an American-led team to discover the grave and its ...
... i nervi a un santo. Nikki č venuto fin qui con noi, ma purtroppo non se la passa molto bene per via di una sinusite: alla fine ha dovuto rinunciare a camminare con noi nel canyon e ha preferito riposarsi un po' pił a lungo in cittą. E' stato un peccato non poterlo salutare in maniera appropriata e non condividere un altro piccolo pezzo di viaggio con lui, ma č stato un grande piacere rivederlo dopo tutti questi anni: chissą in quale altro angolo del mondo ci rivedremo la prossima ...