Hacienda San Vicente
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... 8217;s an amazing pre-Inca irrigation
channel, the majority of it precision carved in stone with wonderful curves,
straight edges and corners to avoid obstacles & also to slow down water
flow. It is set in a lush valley at over 3300m and travels for 5 miles to move
water from the rainy eastern slopes towards the drier Pacific slopes. There are
also stone seats, altars and petroglyphs carved into the construction and
nearby stones, including crosses, Halleys ...
... was kept captive and have some hot springs. I ended up having my own personal Jacuzzi esque spring which was pretty awesome. And finally visited the ventanillas de rogorao (defo check spelling haha) which is a series (over 400) of graves carved into the side of the hill just outside the town. However the next night I went to this tiny little bar where there were ...
Today was a transfer day with no visits en route. It was a dreadful journey - 8 1/2 hours on mostly single track unpaved roads winding up and down 4 mountain passes - up to 3600m and down to 700m in an hour. Thankfully Alejandro is a wonderful patient driver. The only time I couldn't look was when we were reversing uphill with a shear drop at the side to a passing place to let a big truck pass. The most uncomfortable bit was where they have blasted ...
... to turn the head away as I ate it. It tasted a little like roast chicken but there was barely any meat. The Peruvians encouraged me to eat the skin. The other girls at the table were a bit grossed out. I wouldn´t have it again (very poor value for money) but at least I can say I´ve tried it. I thing the worst part was realising later that I had eaten a rodent. I didn`t have my camara with me but attached is a picture of how it is served.
... a wander about, a nice surprisingly hot shower and dinner, we geared up for a day at the hot springs and another long overnight bus the following day. We had to change dollars (way harder than we thought it would be because our money was apparently 'dirty'), then find a bus to take us on our next leg (very un-scenic and smelly part of our day).
However things lightened up on our 1km walk back into the centre of the town when we came across a ...
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