Hotel Costa Del Sol Cajamarca
Travel Blogs from Cajamarca
Ben and I finally made it to Cajamarca after a long, loooong flight and stay at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima on Sunday into Monday. We had a chance to see many passengers and airport staff wearing face masks to protect against the swine flu. They tell us they´ve had one total case in Peru so far, so we´re more worried about …
... the rock to be used to keep the bones of ancestors. These are way pre-Incan in origin.
We have come to Otuzco, our last swing before returning to Lima to prepare for our return to Canada, to visit with two friends from my previous life. Muriel Buckley worked in Km 13 when I first went to Peru. Rita Coumont worked in Chincha Baja. Both are teachers and were the head catechists of both parishes; if the priests would ever admit ...
... you can also see the old Inca Atahualpas bath very well preserved.
While we were in Cajamarca there were still demonstrations going on against the Conga project. Good news is that the project has now been put off for two years. People living in the area are very worried that the company that is operating the mine is going to pollute more water in the area. There are already problems with contaminated water and lots of children are ill. So everyone is saying: CONGA NO!
... but would
do. It was night before too long and I set out for dinner taking in the
lovely plaza which was quite a spectacle with churches and fountains lit
up against the back drop of a full moon that was experiencing an eclipse
around the world.
The next day I was heading to a small convent that contained a peculiar
statue of a woman with 4 breasts which unfortunately I couldn't find. ...
... here, this is a way to stay up to date on the news in this huge country. At least, that is what we were told, because the only thing we hear is music coming out of these radios.
On higher elevation they also carry a bag of coca leaves with them from which the chew all the time. In the meanwhile they take small bites from a little jar with some kind of chalk. They take off the lid which has a little needle which is used as a spoon to bring the ...