Travel Blogs from Cajamarca, Peru

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Northern Peru, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Northern Peru

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... surrounding. Chiclayo was a fab start to our time in Peru. When we left Chiclayo on Wednesday we headed east to Cajamarca, a fantastic town with lots of culture and friendly people wearing their traditional dress - with the tallest hats I've seen - ...

Time to Start Exploring Peru, Chiclayo And Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Time to Start Exploring Peru

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... was actually quite fun as the discotech I went to was packed and the typical Peruvian fiendliness prevailed. On Sunday, I was off to Cajamarca, a small town in the northern highlands. It is off the beaten track and I was actually a little bored there so ...

Adios, Cajamarca!, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Adios, Cajamarca!

A travel blog entry by gypsyslice

... to fill the room with gold bars. Whatever the case, it is the very last vestige of any Inca architecture left in Cajamarca. Fantastic! After visiting those places, my sightseeing in Cajamarca is offically done. I headed back to the hostal to repack my ...

Wednesday¨- Thursday, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Wednesday¨- Thursday

A travel blog entry by adamfriend1

... , a place where the don´t sell waterproof jackets.   Anyone out there who wants to make money, open a cagool shop in Cajamarca.  It´s a gold mine waiting to be tapped, I´m telling you.  Of course you will probably be fire bombed by the ...

The Andes and we´re Alive (one for you Marshal), Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

The Andes and we´re Alive (one for you Marshal)

A travel blog entry by adamfriend1

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Almost up to date...   It´s a rainy day in Cajamarca so it´s perfect for catching you up on our trip.  I´m sorry for not getting back to any of you guys that have posted comments and sent emails.  The internet here is a bit on and off ...

loooong bus ride, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

loooong bus ride

A travel blog entry by billmauz

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The bus from Chiclayo to Cajamarca was supposed to be 6 hours, but ended up being over 10 hours due to the poor road conditions.  I was a bit nervous arriving in town after midnight without knowing where I would stay, but it ended up being pretty ...

Window into Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Window into Cajamarca

A travel blog entry by rush

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Cajamarca located in the northern sierra (highlands) of Peru is steeped in history and despite being off the gringo trail it receives its fair share of Peruvian visitors and offers many interesting tours. Being one of the only gringos in Cajamarca was a ...

Bathtime, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Bathtime

A travel blog entry by gypsyslice

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... his infamous ransom for his freedom: he promised Pizarro he would fill one room with gold and two rooms with silver here in Cajamarca. Pizarro agreed....the rooms were filled with over 13,000 pounds of gold and 26,000 pounds of silver from all over the ...

Cajamarca in den Anden, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Cajamarca in den Anden

A travel blog entry by tobikaroperu

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... in Peru" lesen. Selten haben wir so hilfsbereite und liebenswerte Leute getroffen wie hier in der sehr armen Bevoelkerung von Cajamarca. Ein Ausflug zu einem Bauernhof in der Naehe zeigte uns Kuehe, die mit ihrem Namen gerufen werden und tatsaechlich ...

A day in the mountains..., Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

A day in the mountains...

A travel blog entry by adamfriend1

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... right under our feet.  Literally.  In fact it´s part of the building that is the Hotel Peru.   Ewa was actually thinking of leaving Cajamarca early because it was rainy and cold sometimes and the food wasn´t so good, until we found ...

Strange Days, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Strange Days

A travel blog entry by rush

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Today was a strange day, I chose to join a tour of Granja Porcón an evangelist settlement overlooked by God Loves you billboards. I got the impression most the inhabitants didn´t get out much and after trying to get a photo with one of the loom ...

Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Cajamarca

A travel blog entry by flitterjahr

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... selbst in der Trockenzeit gelegentlich, und so ist hier oben alles viel gruener. Auch waehrend unserer 4 Tage Aufenthalt in Cajamarca regnet es an 3 Nachmittagen, einmal schuettet es sogar richtig lange und ausgiebig: gerade an dem Tag, an dem wir ...

very quick stopover in ickytown, Celendín, Peru travel blog

very quick stopover in ickytown

A travel blog entry by billmauz

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To break up the long haul to Chachapoyas, I decided to stop in a little town called Celendin.  When I arrived, there was a little craft fair going on just outside the Plaza de Armas.  As I walked around, it looked like an elephant parade ...

A relaxing day:), Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

A relaxing day:)

A travel blog entry by adamfriend1

... cropped up but we are doing our best to stick together.  The days out are cool anyway.   So the week in Cajamarca starting Tuesday with the Banos de Incas, a local hot spring that has been turned into a gardens with private bathrooms around ...

Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Cajamarca

A travel blog entry by rebecca.mcneal

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Cumbe mayo**, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Cumbe mayo**

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Welcome to the Andes!, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Welcome to the Andes!

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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... some climbing to do, but we woke up at 10 AM, so we had to nix that trip due to logistics.  Instead, we walked around Cajamarca and walked up a series of steep steps on one side of town to get a view of Cajamarca from above.  We didn´t go all ...

Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Cajamarca

A travel blog entry by aidanu

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Now here in Cajamarca, one of the larger cities of the northern Sierra. Very nice city and some sites nearby to  checkout. The ride was an epic, 8 hour jolt on gravel roads climbing the Maranon Valley.  Not sure how long Ill be here. ...

Bathing like an Incan King, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Bathing like an Incan King

A travel blog entry by drcajunstyle

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... his estimated 40,000 - 80,000 soldiers camped here as they had heard news of a 2000 strong Spanish invading force in Cajamarca. The king went to parley with the Spanish and reportedly only took with him 600 men. The Spanish commander explained himself to ...

Cumbe Mayo, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Cumbe Mayo

A travel blog entry by danielaccg

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From Wikipeia: ¨Cumbe Mayo is located about 12 miles (19 km) southwest of the Peruvian city of Cajamarca, at an elevation of approximately 11,000 feet (3,300 meters). The location is best known for the ruins of a Pre-Columbian aqueduct stretching ...

Lori Berenson in Huacariz Penitentiary, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Lori Berenson in Huacariz Penitentiary

A travel blog entry by danielaccg

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... on a tour of a pre-incan aqueduct outside the city, and our tour guide mentioned that there is an american in prison here in cajamarca. he pointed to the prison building from our vantage point on a hill above the city and said, ¨you can eat for free ...

Chachas to Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Chachas to Cajamarca

A travel blog entry by margreet98

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My next stop on my circuit through northern Peru was Cajamarca.  Getting there, however, would not be easy.  I could take a collectivo back to Pedro Ruiz and from there a bus to Chiclayo where I would change to Cajamarca.  This is the main ...

altitude exploded my kiehls!, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

altitude exploded my kiehls!

A travel blog entry by christina_lam

cajamarca - a city high up in the mountains. took a 6 hr overnight to chiclayo (arriving at 4am) and then 9 more delayed hours on a super bumpy crazy road to get here. the people are super friendly though and our place is only 35 soles (12 bucks) and the ...

wunderschöne Bergstadt, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

wunderschöne Bergstadt

A travel blog entry by sassyinperu

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Aus Zeitmangel gibt es nur ein paar Fotos, keine Infos! War auf jedenfall sehr schön! Heute ist meinletzter Tag in Trujillo! Morgen hol ich Birte ab und freu mich riesig auf unsre Reise!!! :-))) Vielleicht schaffen wirs zwischendurch auch mal was ...

Atahualpa vs Pizarro, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Atahualpa vs Pizarro

A travel blog entry by margreet98

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... the tens of thousands troops under his command.  What a sight it must have been! When Pizarro marched into Cajamarca in November of 1532, the city was quiet because most of the 2000 inhabitants were at the nearby hot springs.  The ...

Cajamarca - She ate a Guinea Pig!!!!, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Cajamarca - She ate a Guinea Pig!!!!

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

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... . Guinea pig is a local delicacy here and everyone raves about it. To be honest it didn´t really do much for us! Cajamarca Then next day we wondered round the streets of Cajamarca. The centre of town is a lovely square with 2 impressive churches ...

Leaving Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Leaving Cajamarca

A travel blog entry by aidanu

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Enjoyed an extended stay in Cajamarca and visited a few of the local attractions such as the Incan Baths, were the King Inca Atahualpa was bathing when the Spanish arrived. Other points of interest were Cumbe Mayo , a cave and ancient aqueducts from ...

Taking a Sick Day, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Taking a Sick Day

A travel blog entry by gypsyslice

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... 3 tables of gringos! I swear, I haven´t seen more than a few non-Peruvian tourists all the days I´ve been here in Cajamarca. I felt like asking them, "What are you doing here?" I had Caldo Verde, the vegetable/potato/egg/cheese soup that I had my first ...

Escape to the mountainous land of Incan gold!, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Escape to the mountainous land of Incan gold!

A travel blog entry by soul_surfista

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... bought a wristband from one of their stalls that was in the colours of Everton FC instead. I spend a week in Cajamarca, enjoying good food and my comfortable bed. There are plenty of flash restaurants and swanky hotels for such ...

Pyramides et anciennes civilisations, Cajamarca, Peru travel blog

Pyramides et anciennes civilisations

A travel blog entry by cpasifou

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... , dépoussiérer des fresques sculptées et conservées sur des murs de ce qu’ils croient être un site religieux. À Cajamarca, petite ville historique où Francisco Pizarro a tué l’Inca Atahualpa, nous avons fait des expéditions dans les ...

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