Las Casitas del Colca
Travel Blogs from Yanque
... walk up the canon 1100m high your ******* kidding! What makes you feel like a sloth is the old Peru ladies and guys doing cartwheels up the canon past you, laughing. Can only imagine what there thinking....stupid gringos haha. Watch out for donkeys coming down! They don't stop get out of the way quick, make sure your mountain side too! But really it was fantastic! These paths have been used since inca times and you feel like you've steeped ...
Was a lovely sunny morning and the French started gabbing at 6am so was glad I decided on an early start – legs were ok so decided on the massive but scenic climb up to Tapay, a little colonial village in a lush terraced valley overlooked by snowcapped peaks.
Met some friendly locals on the way and one toothless hag who cursed me out for my not giving her a tip because she was in my photo – the Colca valley clothing is quite distinctive ...
The 3am start was a killer though I should be getting used
to them by now. It was 3.5 hours to our first stop in Chivay so they dished out
the cushions and blankets and I eventually dozed off. Woke up in snow covered
ground and cold – we were going over the high pass to get to Colca Canyon –
from here it was downhill along winding roads with great views barely visible
in the early light from the steamed ...
We set off at 3.30 to the colca canyon meaning we had to get up at the ridiculous time of 2:45, earliest get up yet! This is the deepest and biggest canyon in the world, double the size of the grand canyon! We arrived around 9am to the actual viewing point of the canyon however the amazing views begun around an hour before as we drove through the valleys. The canyon is around 4500 meters above sea level higher than anywhere in Europe, ...
I suppose getting a bug is part of the travel journey. Well, been there, done that. I blame those recotos rellenos from the last blog but maybe just a plain old virus. Anyway, after missing Monday, and feeling so much better, we went to then Cañon de Condores. We were up early, like a lot of other tourists it seemed. Yanque has a dance every day put on by the school kids. The boys dress up as women but with red hats and the ...
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