Hotel Laguna Seca
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... constellations, humans and
animals – many were unidentifiable to me due to erosion and distance.
The surrounding area is very scenic too, with grassy sheep
strewn valleys with impressive volcanic rock formations on the surrounding
cumbe’s (hilltops) – of course, they have all been given names, such as Castle
or Sanctuary and many individual rocks have been named according to very loose
resemblances at certain angles, el rey (the king) ...
... playing and about 10 customers and ended up getting pretty drunk. It was an incredible place - the main guy is a renowned socialist singer and it was an incredible experience, so so intimate and awesome. However the next day was a 10 hour bus journey through the windy roadsof the high Andes which I dully was ill and for about 7 of those hours. A bus journey to ...
... face to widen the road but have not yet levelled the surface. Beautiful scenery, interesting villages with cattle markets, even thunder and a bit of rain as well as the usual blazing sunshine. Cajamarca is another colonial town with pretty old buildings and a Plaza de Armas. We went to see the room where Inca ruler Atahualpa was held prisoner whist the Incas collected gold and silver to ransom him, then the Spanish killed him anyway - end of the ...
The main attraction I wanted to see in Cajamarca was a “Stone Forest“ outside of town. It was about half an hour by bus and we went from 2700 to 3300 metres. We stopped on the road up and i walked onto a structure at viewpoint which was high up. Cumbe Mayo is composed of volcanic rocks shaped by erosion (thanks wikipedia) and the site of so many of them on a hillside is really dramatic. I had heard people say it felt like being on ...
... closed due to people making art on the road out of coloured stones. Purple seemed to be the main theme but we gleaned little else as to the meaning of this.
After this excitement we considered taking a taxi out to Banos del Inca which would of cost S7 (around £1.75 or for the US's $2), however we asked our hotel manager and managed to figure out from his rapido Spanish that we could get a mini bus (collectivo) for S0.80 (so 20p or 30 cents). Luck ...