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Then off to the tombs cut into the rock (Ventanillas de Otuzco). They cut holes in to the rock, they even "buried" the whole family together. They cut one hole, then other hole off the side, like a burrow. They covered the hole with a carved stone, until the next person in the family died.
Then it was off to a tourist shop and a garden. Of course I didn't ...
... grim noisy dives and
stupidly expensive. Finally settled on Jasmines for the nice room but could
only afford shared bath, which even so ran to 40 soles (£8), more than I had to
my name at that point!
Wasted another couple of hours in the banks trying to
extract information about ATM withdrawl charges, maximum withdrawls and
actually extract some money. It would be nice if they had helpful messages when
they fail to carry ...
... creative at the last farm I was at in Vilcabamba, Ecuador and thought I'd share.. I've uploaded several roughs to my soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/winter-bird. Most of them were written for the churango, a traditional Andean instrument (kind of like a mandolin or a ukulele) that I'm learning to play. Better versions will have to wait until I get a churango of my own. And time!
... the Pan-American highway was a 4 hour climb over the first range. It was quite different than the bare sandy mountains we saw in southern Peru. Here there was water throughout the valley and many signs of irrigation canals. There were crops of many varieties, including beautiful rice paddies.
Once over the top at just over 3000 m. Cajamarca was not far away, in a bowl of a valley. There were some signs of the ...
... and waited for the bus which didn't come so we walked the 2kms into the village toward the bus station. Just as we got there the bus pulled in ( at 10.30) so we had to sprint the last few yards and even so we still didn't get seats and had to stand. We prayed that someone would get off but no one moved for the first hour until at last the bus guy told us to get ready for when the bus stopped as the people at the front were getting off. We quickly jumped into their seats ...