Las Casitas del Colca
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... their own houses and servants. Those days are gone now and the present nuns live in a new convent. Leaving the convent and getting back to our hotel was not an experience I'd like to repeat. The demonstrators had been cleared from the plaza with police surrounding it but it was obvious there had been paving uprooted and stones thrown etc. We were relieved to leave early this morning although no demonstrators were around and the plaza was being cleared ...
Up and at it very early with a 645am pick up for our tour to the Condor Canyon. The drive through the canyon was spectacular. Every angle was amazing, we even saw the active Volcano smoking. It last erupted in the 90's and is now expected to erupt anytime. We wound around switch backs higher and further into the canyon. Not the best roads and at one point we drove through the mountain, in the middle of the tunnel you could not see the light of day! I may of been praying through ...
... short of breath. It was a quick stop. One of the men on the bus was not doing well and was worried he would need oxygen. The decent into the Colca Canyon to a town called Chivay was quick, thankfully! Once in Chivay we were in need of a bank machine, after being on the island and some unexpected expenses and purchases we were low on cash. Unfortunately the bank machine was not working. I was worried as we were not staying in Chivay and we were going ...
I decided to do the walk again to the Cruz del Condor. Sunny day, so, hat and sunscreen. But I know the mountains here, so also rain poncho and a warm sweater in the backpack.
I took the same way up, except a little shortcut that the people here had showed me: shorter but steeper. Good training for my Inca Trail in ten days! This time I did not meet any mice family, I just enjoyed the views! Last time most of it ...
I felt a little lazy in Arequipa, thinking, I am going to stay here for two weeks, and take a holiday in my holidays ;-)
But I heard so many lovely stories about the Colca canyon that I decided to visit that too, but not with a tour bus that picks you up in the early morning and gets you back the same day. I hate tour buses. So I booked 5 nights in the Pachamama hostel in Cabanaconde.
About 6 hours driving from Arequipa, the weather was beautiful, ...