El Portal de Marquez
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We thought heading out to Cajamarca to see where Atahaulpa the last Incan king died at the hands of the Spanish would be a good idea. The bus ride here was long and we travelled back up through mountain ranges to a hight of just under 3000m again. The weather looked clod and I swear the bus drove through some snowy patches. We took a day bus, first in ages and arrived at around 5:30pm, with the sunlight fading we rushed around looking for somewhere to stay. Believe it ...
Across the fields on the farm were greenhouses where they were growing roses. They just happened to be the particular variety that I used to use in my shop, called freedom roses! After cuddling Manuel the baby cow some more, I headed off to the festival de fungal, which was like a country fair. I met my friend there, ...
The last stop was a dairy place. They had about 20 cows that they milked, to make yoghurt, and cheese. I can't work out this country they have so much cheese, but no fresh milk. Lots of yoghurt, but no fresh milk.
Then it's time to go home and straight to bed.
I'm going to catch at bus at 04:30 tomorrow morning, so I need to be up at 03:30.
... request – “unable to make this transaction at this time”
is not helpful – after trying 4 machines with 2 banks came to understand this
really means “your card is blocked”.
Typically the wifi in the hotel was not working so had to
find a café with it – absolutely packed and noisy with people, music and coffee
machines but no choice but to Skype my credit card company. Despite being told
... projects, some Canadian, which are causing much havoc, illness and death in the valley. The people of Cajamarca are restricted to only 2 hours of water per day, as the mines are using up the bulk of the water. As well the people of Cajamarca have been told that the water is contaminated. We took a taxi to Ventanillas de Otuzco, about 24 km. beyond Cajamarca. The "Ventanillas" are windows in the side of the mountain ridge which were ...