Meeting the giant condors of peru!
Trip Start Jul 05, 2012
123Trip End Jun 19, 2013
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Cochawasi Animal Sanctuary.
On our way to Pisac we decided to stop off at an animal rescue centre that had been recommended by a dutch couple we met at Machu Picchu. We got shown around by the manager who spoke really good english and she told us about each animal. There were different kinds of birds; parakeets, falcons, stalks, a guinea fowl and the impressive condor. Some had been pets whilst others were rescued from the wild. Many have broken wings and will never fly again so they will never leave the sanctuary. There was a parakeet that was someones pet that arrived completely bald and also a pair of deers that had been there a few years after their mother had been killed. As they have been reared by humans they can never release them into the wild. There was also a pair of female pumas that had been taken from a nightclub in Lima
We stopped over the night in this small village to check out the ruins the next day. Theres not much to do here especially as we've already seen the market, thousands of stalls all selling the same stuff. We found a nice guesthouse on the plaza and a restaurant selling yummy empanadas. The following morning we took a taxi up to the Pisac ruins, high up on top of a mountain and then tried our best to dodge all the millions of other tourists in tour groups. Again these Inca ruins are another beautiful site in great condition overlooking some great views. After exploring we decided to walk down for a couple of hours in the nice sunshine. Thankfully a nice old woman was at the bottom to greet us with some fresh orange juice!