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As mentioned in my previous post, after my very late night last night with drinks and karaoke and salsa I completely missed my Colca Canyon trip that I booked for this morning. Oh no!! Although I'm gutted that this will mean that I probably don't get to visit Colca canyon at all, and therefore that I probably won't see the condors, I've decided to write it off against the experience of hanging with the locals for a change. Although I absolutely ...
Sticking with our Peru Hop crew we left Huacachina for our next destination on an overnight bus to Arequipa. On route we visited the Nazca lines. These are a series of ancient geoglyphs that have been carved into the desert ground by the Nazca culture dating back to 500 BCE and which stretch for 50 miles. We climbed a little tower to see the lines but we didn't get to see much of them as they are so vast. The best way to see these geoglyphs is by air in a tiny plane. ...
... unwary cars speeding through the desert.
Clearly, I should double check my facts before I go printing
them all over my computer, but can I just point out that I am not the only person
guilty of trying to meet a deadline? For
another example of this type of careless failing-to -fact-check-mistake-making, google “CNN dildo ISIS flag”.)
Anyway, back to the travel blog:
One important detail you should know about ...
... were other civilisations in Peru before the Incas. We flew out for Arequipa at 2.40pm. Only a short flight of 1.15 minutes so nice and easy. There is an excavation site just out of Lima where they have been excavating since 1981 and they have unearthed a small amount of a temple. They say that there is another 20 years of excavation at the very least. We also visited a convent where there used to be 150 monks ...
... third most visited attraction.
For us the main attraction to visit Colca Canyon is that it is the home to the Andean Condor. This amazing bird related to the vulture has one of the largest wingspans in the world with measurements of 3.2 meters or 10.6 feet and weights between 8kg and 15kg. The condors are easily viewed from Colca Canyon as they glide along the top of the canyon walls.
Typically at the canyon we all stood with our cameras poised and ...