La Maison Del Solar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... off the coast (think a bigger version of the Farne Islands) with lots of Peruvian boobies, sea lions and even a few penguins. It was here our guide said his goodbyes and handed us over to Nilo, a slightly more stressed, crazed and sweaty guide to be sure. He took us to a pizza place down the road which seemed to be the only busy building in the whole town before we put our heads down for the night. Our drifting off to dream land accompanied by a ferral dog somewhere nearby that ...
... I was now in awe at the beauty. Another lady who could tell I was longing to talk to God commented, “Here is your natural sanctuary, a perfect place for prayer.” She was right, it was gorgeous. Of course I didn’t have time to sit and chill with God, but we did exchange words over His majesty which surrounded me.
We were then guided to a lovely lunch spot. I tried guinea pig and another Peruvian cuisine. ...
... of the world. The sand dunes are massive and quite expansive so naturally we went dune buggying and sand boarding! Our dune buggy driver was insane and though we were the third buggy in our group he was constantly going higher and faster over the dunes than the other drivers were. Sand boarding was also really cool, and something I had been looking forward to doing since I booked this trip in October. I thought we would be going down the dunes as if we ...
... that looked like they might come to life any moment and run you out of town (or, even scarier, start serving ham & cheese sandwiches). Not sure why someone thought this Nouveau Art was needed in a dusty Peruvian town but it does add a sense of fun.
With the bus working its Chinese-built engine to the maximum we made it to the highest point (4900m) along the Patapampa Pass for some spectacular views. We even had time to ...
... the night.
After two days of quite easy walking, this morning we face a concentrated effort that will no doubt erase the beneficial effects of the lazyness that we enjoyed in the oasis. An almost vertical ascent that is the only way out of the canyon, and that leaves you breathless more than once; at least there aren't the devastating effects of the altitude at which we have been exposed in the past weeks as Cabanaconde, the village on top of the canyon, sits at "only" ...