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South america, Travel diary

4 days in Colca Canyon

canyon colca - peru - daner with a backpack

Last stop in Peru, Arequipa, and the Colca Canyon. I won’t make a complete article on Arequipa, it is a very nice city, super clean with an amazing convent (head up to Instagram to see some pictures). Arequipa was just a stop before going to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyon in the world. Most of the tourists stay 2 nights in the canyon, we added one more night to enjoy even more the beauty of the landscape

Day 1: we start from Cabanaconde by going in the canyon, we get escorted by a dog that we named “el corto” because he had short legs.Even if we start early, around 7 AM the sun is quite hard with no water, so you need to be careful. Read more

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South america, Travel diary

We almost did a trek!

Traveling long term, it’s great yes but sometimes things don’t go exactly as you planned, and that what happened to us a few days ago. Here was the plan, get to Chinchero where we already contacted someone to rent the camping equipment, and hike for 2 days to visit Choquequirao archeological site and then 2 days hike to come back. Well, we did get to Chinchero but that’s all.

We took the bus from Cuzco, but the stop is not inside Chinchero. It is on the main road at 18km of the village. We were hoping to get a cheap taxi, except that the driver said it was 50 soles… we argue that it was too expensive and start walking away. Read more

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