Travel Blogs from Yanque
... him spiking his mouth so Zoe stepped in and saved the day by removing it for him. The best bit of Day 2’s campsite was it was right next to the river and it had 3 hot spring pools to relax in and it only cost $4 to camp there. We spent the afternoon in the hot springs looking at the view and talking to a Brazilian couple and an Estonian. John was much more tired and less naughty that evening so we slept really ...
... greeted us, and patiently waited for us to pack up and scoff down some breakfast, before following us - nay, leading us - out the front door. This amazing dog trekked with us for the next four days, sleeping next to our tent and guarding us each night. As we left Cabanaconde and started down the canyon, he came to life with energy, running ahead then coming back for us, encouraging us to hurry up leading us deep into the canyon. After 4.5 hours of half ...
... by minibus).
Our first stop was the Mirador Cruz del Condor, the main viewpoint for the great Andean condors. We see many of these majestic birds soar high into the air, some passing pretty close to the crowd, using the rising warm air currents to glide through the air rather than waste valuable energy. These are some of the biggest birds I have encountered on my journey through South America, even compared to the great frigate bird of ...
... back into town and a celebratory brass band looped the village continuously, with their rousing melodies; Kay Owen would have been in her element. How you can play a wind instrument at that altitude and temperature is beyond me. It all felt very neighbourly with a strong sense of community, although we were aliens to them it felt a little like home. This place reminded me of watching 'little house on the prairie' with Mellissa, then we would play in our orchard rein-acting ...
... Mr H made it to the bathroom, the hot water had gone, and he was left with a tepid drizzle. (Sorry Mr H!)
We had a couple of hours to ourselves, reading, before we set out to the main plaza in Chivay for dinner. It was pretty cold at night, so we picked a restaurant where we could see a warm fire glowing and settled in for a round of soup, followed by pizza for me and llama curry/stew for Mr H.
We returned to the hostel and had an early night, as ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service