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... season), some ancient rock paintings and finally onto the glacier at 5400m. The glacier was expansive with towering blue and white ice cliffs. The altitude headaches kicked in and we didn't feel too great for the rest of the day. Altitude sickness taking its toll, we headed for chai tea and paracetamol after a long drive back to Huaraz. Feeling a bit more spritely the next day, we pottered up to the ...
... the Aussies with a much needed steak which hit the spot. Our final day in Huaraz was devoted to a bit of R&R, a lot of eating, coffee drinking and preparing ourselves for our nightbus to Lima. We spent most of the day with Jim & Jess who had also done the Santa Cruz but on their own, tagging with our group for most of it. Come 22:00 we were on the 8 hour bus to Lima, where we would wait for ages, connect to another 22 hour bus and reach Cusco... total travel time 38 hours!!! We're off to Inca ...
... the most of my time the following day and head out to the ancient ruins of chavín de hunter.
The Chavin were a civilisation that developed in the northern Andean highlands of peru from 900 BC to 200 BC. They extended their influence to other civilizations along the coast. The Chavín were located in the Mosna Valley where the mosna and Huachecsa rivers merge. This area is 3150 meters above sea level and encompasses the quechua, Jalca, and puna life ...
... Peruvian food, don't! Chifa Chifa Chifa is all you will see, which translates into Chinese food. I'm later told that the Chinese had a huge influence on Peru and that this food is actually a mixture and the best of both worlds. It's cheap (4-6 soles for a huge portion including some form of broth and a cup of tea!), delicious and mostly devoid of anything green. Arroz Chaufa becomes my staple diet which is their version of egg fried rice.
... br> On a serious and somber note:
With the utmost sincerity, there are some things that can't or perhaps shouldn't be attempted to be captured in simple writings like this blog. But as much as these writings are to let you know what is happening for us in South America, it is also a record for us of our travels - good and bad. And so, it has been the toughest part but also a reality of our trip that it seems wrong to not recognize the sad events of recent times.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking