Travel Blogs from Huaraz
... The first section was along cliff hugging roads with deserts, sand dunes and mountains to the right and a steep drop into the Pacific Ocean on the left. After 300km we started winding up into the mountains. The canyons and foothills were beautiful and by the time we reached a high plateau at over 4000m there were an array of stunning snow-capped peaks over 6000m that had everyone on the bus rummaging for their cameras and pointing in awe. They went on for ages and were still ...
uncertainty, multiple paths and t junctions, but asked everyone en route and
made it down dry, in one piece and in good time – had to run the gamut of several
vicious dogs, a kid with a massive water pistol, an old lady who wanted to drag
me home with her and someone chasing me down the steps – turned out it was a
young girl rushing for a bus (buzz?) but didn’t stop to look closely as feared
trouble so ran down the steps at great speed myself.
... indigenous ladies in their colourful Sunday best.
Some intensive research this morning on Tripadvisor paid off and found a great little place within 5 mins of the plaza – decided my best chance was somewhere not in the book as hadn’t bothered booking ahead for Carnaval week – and the risk paid off.
Friendly Casa Jacal staff gave me a double room with desk and lots of light for 30s a ...
... hike we were at sea level so we were not well acclimated. As a result, walking even very slowly made me breathe hard. During the walk we could see big white glaciers sitting at the top of the mountains. After the hike the van drove back to Huaraz, stopping at a restaurant for a late lunch on the way. We spent the rest of the day at our hostel and ate leftovers for dinner.
... trek but it seems to be a brick wall. Tristan(who we have caught up with) attempts to understand the situation but has as much difficulty as Amanda so Phoebe heads off to find a translator. The arrieros story starts to change once surrounded by 4 people(I am cooking tea!) And suddenly he is riding off to the nearest phone(an hour and a halfs ride away) to sort it out with the agency. He promises to be back by 6.30am the next morning. Luckily he has left his donkeys and his gear ...