Travel Blogs from Cajamarca
The last stop was a dairy place. They had about 20 cows that they milked, to make yoghurt, and cheese. I can't work out this country they have so much cheese, but no fresh milk. Lots of yoghurt, but no fresh milk.
Then it's time to go home and straight to bed.
I'm going to catch at bus at 04:30 tomorrow morning, so I need to be up at 03:30.
... request – “unable to make this transaction at this time”
is not helpful – after trying 4 machines with 2 banks came to understand this
really means “your card is blocked”.
Typically the wifi in the hotel was not working so had to
find a café with it – absolutely packed and noisy with people, music and coffee
machines but no choice but to Skype my credit card company. Despite being told
... 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 Baños 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 ...
... I did want to visit right near this town was the Banos del Inca.
The tour I took to get there however went to a few other places first.
Everyone in my minibus was a Peruvian and when we got to a local farm we
met several other groups. This was very much a local tour. I got
chatting to the guide and this was indeed the case. It was very similar
to a farm in England in a way that was there to ...