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Chivay And Colca Canyon

sunny 19 °C

Arrived Chivay today in the afternoon and went straight to the thermal baths for the evening. Water was expected warm, but when we got there they were cleaning out the warmer pools so it wasn't as hot as I was expecting since we only had access to coldest warm pool.

Next morning we were up early to go to Colca Canyon to see the Condors. The start of the trip was delayed due to another truck maintenance problem, this time the exhaust brake was out of action, so we ended up getting local taxis to drive us the 1.5 hrs to the canyon, which was quite a snug fit with 6 passengers plus driver and guide to a taxi (see picture for the sizeof the car).

Managed to spot a few condors flying over the observation point and got a couple of snaps, would have had more if my lens didn't jump over to manual focus at the wrong time (not happy), but at least came away with a couple.

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That's about all of this town, quite a nice quite place, they were in the middle of a 52nd anniversary of the local school so we did see some marching and dancing in the street one night with all the school kids putting on a parade in the town square. We seem to be running into a few of these festivities by accident at places we go.

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Posted by Tony's Travels 15.11.2012 15:22 Archived in Peru

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