Day Four - The Colca Canyon
Trip Start Jul 08, 2008
10Trip End Jul 24, 2008
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We walked around for awhile, and then sat and waited for the highlight of the day to fly by
Ok. Colca Canyon, check. Andean Condor, check. Funny looking Andean Rabbit, check. We were ready to get back on the dreaded bus and head back to civilization. This time the driver had to turn around, so he backed the bus as close to the edge as possible in order to make the turn. He did this 3 or 4 times until he had the turn completed. With the last back up over the cliff I let out a short scream. I couldn't help it. I could feel us going right over the edge of the deepest canyon in the world. Not exactly how I want to die. Whew!
We ate lunch in Chivay, and then stopped one or two more times just to be sure nobody needed to buy any hats or gloves. When we arrived back in Arequipa the road to our hotel was blocked off again so we had to walk a few extra blocks. Ahh hot water and internet access.