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We spent three days in the busy mountain town of Huaraz. We had come to the area to trek up to Lake Chirrup, which we dedicated our second day to doing. On the other days the weather was overcast but thankfully we had fairly clear skies on the day we decided to trek and the sun was out for most of the day. Other than the trek we spent time in the …
We packed up the tent and said goodbye to Caraz, after a nice one day stay. We easily found our way out of the small town, which had a handy ring-road around it. We knew that the road should be paved all day, and as it was a high mountain road, the traffic wasn't very busy. We spent the day cycling through small villages, which had a dozen or so …
When I envisioned Huaraz I was picturing a quite mountain town with gingerbread houses, but who was I kidding this isn't Europe, America, or even the richer south American countries of chile and Argentina which have these ideal mountain towns this is Peru where concrete block buildings are king and while Huaraz is a pleasant safe town …
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So then it was back on the bus. Only 8hrs back to the soulful city - this time opting for a day trip to take in the scenery and VERY glad for that decision. Snow capped grass plains turned into the harshest seeming mountains of rock that only cactus find hospitable and then dusty/sandy areas where humans dwell in huts made of woven straw with maize of all colours drying in the sun.
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... decided to hire a donkey and arriero (driver), buy 3.5 days worth of food for ourselves AND the arriero, hire all the camping gear we needed and pack. Oh, and the hostel had not completed our laundry so we had to go out and buy new socks and underwear. AND the buses to Viqueria were all full, so we had to get up at 5am in order to get a collectivo to Yunguy and then another one on to Vaqueria.
That morning I was sick. For the... I've lost track of how many times we have been ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
The owner Gustavo is a great guy willing to share advice about the surroundings and his secret pizza sauce receipt. There a climbing wall out back and plenty of the people staying here love to climb so if your traveling alone theres no problem making friends to do some bouldering in the area or sharing a ride out to Hatunmachay for some sport climbing. Be aware of your food around Harriet he loves to eat :)
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