La Casona De Leymebamba
Travel Blogs from Chachapoyas
... about the meal was the avocado salad. We hoped we had better luck next time!
Our first day was spent strolling around the town, around the main square (yet again, called the Plaza de Armas), buying bus tickets for our return trip to Trujillo on Thursday night, and visiting the vibrant and colourful market for fruit. The weather was warm and dry, occasionally quite hot in the sunshine, and the town was charming, and the locals ...
... would otherwise waste on a daytime trip, as well as saving money on a night's accommodation.
We walked from the bus terminal in search of the hostel that we had booked, and found everything but - the instructions seemed to be on par with Ecuadorian instructions, and none of the streets were signed! We eventually found what we thought was the right place and settled in, however we were confused when they had no record of our booking (although not that unusual) ...
Decided to give Gocta falls a miss – the agency changed
their price at the last minute, increased of course, so decided to have a good
breakfast & book my bus ticket until the 11am colectivo to Levanto. Took about an hour to arrive at the access to the
pre-hispanic path back to Chacha – was going to be a long walk so decided to
skip Yalape and the village and get going. A helpful lady there said to take
the path on the left when I got ...
... gorge and
Straight onto the minibus for the 2 hours to Chachapoyas
(Chacha) – thankfully it was pretty flat, following the river nearly all the
way – unfortunately the driver was the usual aggressive, speeding idiot, who
wouldn’t moderate his driving despite more than 4 passengers spewing up.
Latinos do seem to get motion sickness a lot but generally do it a bit quieter
... a huge distance, but it has taken many hours of driving - the mountain roads around this part of the world have to be seen to be believed - hairpin after hairpin, extremely narrow and drops of many thousands of feet straight down from the road - after three hours of this, even Manuel was moved to utter that he was a bit bored of ...