La Compania Hostal
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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 ...
... at the other. The organ has over 1000 pipes, pretty impressive. Continuing through to the other side we came out onto a small street filled with caves and restaurants, it was gated at either end. We think this May have been where the monastery was back in the day. We ended the day fairly excited to explore the rest of the city. In the morning we rushed to the main square so we could do the free city walking tour, usually they are really interesting and show you ...
... Kings. It seems incredible to believe that somewhere so huge would have been built solely so that the public could visit the King's body on one day each year (the Day of the Dead, or All Souls Day) but that is what they suspect it was for. The city contained twenty similar palaces too! The following day I did a walking tour of Trujillo in the morning followed by a visit to my final Huaca, El Brujo, in the afternoon. El Brujo has only recently started to be excavated, and ...
... to hike the deepest (Cothuasi) went astray, as the wet season meant no tours out there. But Colca was so beautiful, it was my first independent hike. We experienced the iconic Condor gliding above us as we made the 4 hour descent. Then we spent the next morning lazing by the pool at the bottom of the canyon, whereby I proceeded to get ...