Hacienda San Vicente
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... option give poor public
transportation or long steep unmarked walk, plus it’s a massive site with
hidden attractions. Of course, all the other tour companies go at the same time
to the same place – thankfully our guide went a different route to the others
so only suffered crowding and queues for about 10 mins. Also, as he boasted
afterwards, he is the only one to go to the start of the canal – the canal is
the prime reason to visit the site as ...
... 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.
... to the guide book "it was carved by local artisans and
supposedly represents an affliction (supernumberary nipples, that is)
commoly found in one of the nearby towns. Maybe this is where Scaramanga
In my wandering I did come upon a random exhibit of fine jewelry. A free
guide talked to me about each display and they were quite wonderful and
intricate. Very special.
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