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Travel Blogs from Chachapoyas
... pampa, flat bit of grass. A little old
lady gathering wood advised me that at the pampa I would be able to see and
orientate myself to Chacha – both these helpful ladies were wrong! Turned left
at the first bit of pampa and ended up at some old walls and a field on a crest
but with no way out. No views from this bit of pampa nor the next as in thick
wet cloud so just followed my instincts and what seemed to be the widest
rockiest path ...
... 8211; most transport dishes out plastic bags, which, once filled,
the Peruvians sling out of the windows together with all their other rubbish!
No wonder the country is such a mess – in Ecuador they had signs up on all the
buses barring it and provided rubbish bags for every 2 seats hence a much less
Was not happy by the time we got there as had had to endure
the sounds & smells of ...
... yet more bends in second gear, or even first! But as ever, the views were worth it.
We are now in Cajamarca, the town which has the dubious distinction of being the site of the imprisonment and execution of the last Inca Emperor, Atahualpa, by the double-crossing Spaniard, Francisco Pizarro, thus marking the end of the mighty Inca Empire. ...
... appeared, including our pretty pink and blue NZ Warehouse camping bowls, though none were really more practical than the huge bucket brought by one guy. Here was our first (of ...
... Apparently this was a defensive measure so that the occupants could pick off any attackers one by one with their slingshots! Once inside the citadel we are treated to panoramic views of the surrounding countryside including the road winding through he mountains along which we have just driven. Our guide then shows us around the site explaining what they believe each part to have been. Although, as we would later find out, archaeologists are still not really certain as ...