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In the evening we had French crepes for dinner which were awesome and the restaurant had a Peruvian panpipe & guitar player on for the night. Their job is to save the world from giant guinea pigs that will destroy in Godzilla like. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about it’s not altitude sickness you just need to watch more South Park). We have an acclimatisation hike tomorrow to a lake but we hope all the hiking in El Cocuy should have us ...
... curtain, but there was an old guy staring back with a grin that wouldn't look out of place in a Stanley Kubrick film. Shuddering, I instinctively drew the curtain. David nodded toward the guy, who was now hobbling around the front of the vehicle, "oh, there's always one". The limping toothless man crawled onto the collectivo to sit next to us. For a full hour, he talked at us, staring and smacking his lips toward me. We had an extremely weird conversation but I ...
... 4,000m - 3,000m - sea level. The lake was pretty and perfect time for a cup of tea.
Then it was another about 2 hours to Chavin. This ruin was built about 800BC. It had a lot of stone carvings and human / feline heads. Most of the carvings have been moved to the museum. There had been some flooding that has caused damage.
... clear sunny morning after last night’s but not
party dampening rain so headed for the market – was uninspired by the
offerings, including sheep’s heads and cuy, so bought queso fresco and salad
stuff. Nice to get black olives, fat but Kalamata tasty, which are popular here
– not seen a tree ...
... incessant honking of the damned taxis; if you add to this the fact that many hostels are closed for the low season and the ones that are opened are probably among the worst we've seen in these months, the result certainly will not end up in our rankings of the best places we've been.
When we arrived we were expecting something else, something like a nice little town nestled among beautiful mountains. The mountains are there, of course, but we don't know if ...