Hotel El Ingenio
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We left our apartment in Lima at 4:45am. Got to the airport at 5:30am. the taxi ride was about S/.40.00 soles ($14.00). the plane was on delay and left at 9:50am. Arrive to Cajamarca at 10:00. Frank, our taxi driver took us to our hotel El Ingenio. The place was nice and quiet with a beautiful garden. The room was spacious but we couldn't …
... projects, some Canadian, which are causing much havoc, illness and death in the valley. The people of Cajamarca are restricted to only 2 hours of water per day, as the mines are using up the bulk of the water. As well the people of Cajamarca have been told that the water is contaminated. We took a taxi to Ventanillas de Otuzco, about 24 km. beyond Cajamarca. The "Ventanillas" are windows in the side of the mountain ridge which were ...
... de Otuzco. These were the graves of the most important people during the pre-Inca Caxamarca civilisation - high up on the mountain side.
One morning we went out to the Baņos del Inca. This is a massive spa complex. They have a lot of large open air swimming pool of varying temperature. There are also small private pools that you can hire - very nice and reasonably priced at Sol 6 per person (About GBP 1.50)! The whole spa complex is very well looked after, got beautiful ...
Back into the mountains I was going for my next destination at Cajamarca.
This was more or less a stop over on my way to Chachapoyas where there was
an old fortress to behold. And the journey once again highlighted the
beautiful mountain countryside with agriculture stretching far over the
hills, utilising all available space. It was quite a sight.
I arrived and found a room to stay in which was a ...
... China (where else?) and costs like $ 2.500,- That is a lot of money for the people here but it is a way to make a living. Of course do people personalize their vehicle, we see them with huge stereo systems, with flags and banners and stickers of Jesus Christ etc.
Peru is different. On quiet unpaved roads, men walk to the fields carrying a radio in their hands or with a strap around their neck. A wooven bag with some food in it and the radio. as they don't ...
The main problem with the hotel was the mold in the closet of the room. Matress and pillows in poor condition. But it was very quiet and has beautiful gardens and yard.
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