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... have an overqualified guide than under qualified guide! Nevertheless, we wove our way through the park ascending nearly 3,000 feet (via car), navigating along cliffside roads jamming out to Mitchell's favorite Peruvian rock bands and the Black Keys. Once we reached the top, Mitchell informed us the road was featured on National Geographic's "World Most Dangerous Roads." Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to descended the mountainside on ...
... the locals chase away with sticks. Tourists usually learn this trick quickly. That evening, Zarela introduced us to Carlo who could transport us and also act as a guide to Chavin (pronounced chaveen) de Huantar, another nearby pre-Columbian ruin. His English was tolerable and his passion for the site was obvious so we accepted his offer to fill the day after next. Pisco sours ended the day. Apr 1 I spent an unproductive part of the morning trying ...
... level). From here the views were phenomenal. Nothing could really have prepared us for it. The mountains looked like a scene from a digitally enhanced Hollywood blockbuster... but we were standing surrounded by them!
The air was very thin at this height so a very slow pace was needed - thankfully there was so much wonderful scenery to take in that a slow pace just extended the experience.
Turning a final corner at the ...
... of Yungay, which is where there was a major earthquake in 1970 that triggered landslides that destroyed the entire town in the valley (mind you, they tell you this story while you are in the exact same spot where thousands of people were killed in about two minutes); allegedly a huge statue of Jesus survived the earthquake along with some church artifacts. I’m always a little skeptical about these ...
... tall mountains
some capped with snow. We had an hour here and walked around part of the lake.
We then headed slowly back and stopped for lunch at 4 in the afternoon at the
town of Caraz and then had our first sales shop stop at a small shop where they
were selling what seemed to be some types of jams. The next stop was very
sobering as we stopped at the national cemetery at what remains of Yungay. In
1970 a massive earthquake affected all of ...