El Cabildo Hostal
Travel Blogs from Cajamarca
... travelling in South America they decided to block my card for possible
fraudulent activity – completely stupid as I have been making manual payments
to cover some transactions and been logging in frequently and have not reported
any issues – IDIOTS!
Then they insisted on reading out every single transaction I
had made or not been able to make for the last month and getting me to agree
that it was my transaction. This ...
... the rock to be used to keep the bones of ancestors. These are way pre-Incan in origin.
We have come to Otuzco, our last swing before returning to Lima to prepare for our return to Canada, to visit with two friends from my previous life. Muriel Buckley worked in Km 13 when I first went to Peru. Rita Coumont worked in Chincha Baja. Both are teachers and were the head catechists of both parishes; if the priests would ever admit ...
... you can also see the old Inca Atahualpas bath very well preserved.
While we were in Cajamarca there were still demonstrations going on against the Conga project. Good news is that the project has now been put off for two years. People living in the area are very worried that the company that is operating the mine is going to pollute more water in the area. There are already problems with contaminated water and lots of children are ill. So everyone is saying: CONGA NO!
... good news was that the wind turbine was doing great, they had lights in the school and the school teacher made us some coffee with his electric heating pot.
Then we hiked over to Santo´s house for dinner. I was expecting the houses to be close together, but they were actually really spread out in the community and even the walk over to Santo´s took maybe 15 minutes. Dinner was some bread and coffee and then he showed us to the room where we would ...
... zijn dat, ook wat koeien, ezels, paarden en schapen worden aangeboden, maar voornamelijk ossen. Deze beesten worden gebruikt om het land te ploegen, bere, bere sterk zijn ze. De koeien hebben ze echt voor de melk, de melk wordt met ezels naar verzamelpunten gebracht waar een watergekoelde tank staat, vanaf daar wordt de melk met een grote vrachtwagen opgehaald. Veel logistiek gedoe maar het werkt en het levert de boeren net genoeg geld op om het hoofd boven water ...