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Travel Blogs from Chachapoyas
... to the destination at 5 pm.
We walked through the pretty town square from the bus stop to our hostel, Chachapoyas Backpackers, to be greeted by Jose and his wife, the lovely and kind owners. We decided to stay three nights.
Lynds: Mr H has failed to mention that we had an awful evening meal at a vegetarian restaurant. Weird, chewy fake meat was included in all of the meals (mine a stew, and Mr H's a fried rice dish), and the ...
We arrived in Chachapoyas at around 9.30am off the fantastic Peruvian night-bus - we had heard great things about Peruvian buses, and we were not disappointed. You are given the option of cama (full recline) or semi-cama (semi-recline), and most of them provide a meal on board (with dessert and a drink) and a blanket; all-in-all considerably more comfort than the Brazilian buses at a fraction of the price. It's also good to be able to catch night-buses again, as it saves time ...
... for me).
Then we stopped at the car park 2 km from the actually temple.
Then a lovely walk up the hill to the temple, by the time we reached the top it was raining heavily.
In through the trade entry and up to the second level to see the great views.
Then back for lunch, and back to Chachapoyas.
The bus leaves 06:30 next morning
... displayed very little info, both on that or anything else pertaining to
the finds at Laguna of the Condors, the whole purpose of the museum. The
mummies were all tucked away in a big storeroom with a glass wall, though at
least they had some unwrapped though difficult to see well and no photos
Returned to the kafe for more coffee and freshly baked cake
then headed back to town in the drizzle. Nice views over ...
We have spent the last three days travelling in the remote northern highlands of Peru - the highlight being to visit the amazing ruins of a pre-Inca fortified city perched on top of a 12000' mountain at Kuelap near Chachapoyas. The Red Burrito had to climb for two hours and then we had to climb another hour to reach it! We have not ...