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Entries from October 2014

Huayhuash

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

After arriving in Huaraz, i was starting with paul (here his account of the trek) on a bus at five the next morning. A breakfast break in chiquián and a rather rough ride to llamac later, we were ready for our first day of hiking to the laguna jahuacocha and the first views of the snow […]

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cajamarca

October 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on cajamarca

On the way from Celendin i stopped at a small village where the market was in full swing on a saturday morning. I had a late breakfast while the candidates of the coming election and their supporters were wandering through the crowds and trying to win over some votes at the last minute. All the while […]

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cañón del marañón

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Just before reaching chachapoyas, there is the turn off to leymebamba, from where the road continues as a narrow strip of asphalt, which almost has the feel of a dirt road. First next to the river utcubamba and then climbing up into the mountains… until one is at eye level with the clouds. The road then drops down […]

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Kuelap

October 12th, 2014 · No Comments

The old fortress of the chachapoya, now the name of the district and its capital, derived from the culture of andean people which thrived in this area from the 6th century until they were conquered and subsequently integrated into the inca empire, shortly before the arrival of the spanish conquistadores. Since i started late from san […]

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gocta falls

October 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

until recently i was cycling through a cold or mild climate, that had changed to decidedly warm since coming into peru and being at an altitude of around thousand meters by now. when i found the immigration office, it was devoid of personal. like on the ecuadorian side, the officials are acustomed to a relaxed day […]

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dedication to camping

October 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

it was a hard time leaving the relaxed vibe of the guesthouse. the climbing was getting harder towards the border, and for the last kilometers, the dirt road with its steep inclination was a real struggle. it was the campspots and the atmosphere in the evening that made this stretch worthwile. on the first night from vilcabamba […]

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