Monthly Archives: September 2013

Peru 12 – Leaving the Cordillera Blanca for Trujillo and the north and on to the border with Ecuador.

4th August – Peru is prone to earthquakes due to its location on a geological fault that spans the entire length of the country.  During the earthquake of May 1970 tons of granite and ice fell from Huascaran’s north face, … Continue reading

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Peru 11 – The Cordillera Blanca – Chavin de Huantar, Yungay and Laguna Llanganuco.

1st August – We are visiting the village of Chavin today east of Catac, and the temple complex of Chavin de Huantar.  We pass an unusual passenger on this little motorbike before leaving Catac on an asphalt road, which takes … Continue reading

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Peru 10 – Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca. Pachacoto to Pasto Ruri glacier – 5240m

30th July – The Cordillera Blanca, approx. 20km wide and 180km long, with spectacular mountains, glaciers, turquoise lakes and green valleys, is the highest tropical mountain range in the world, dividing the western and eastern slopes of the Andes from … Continue reading

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Peru 9 – Lima

16th July – A surprising change in the weather, overcast and misty, so we are quite pleased that we did not book a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands after visiting the Paracas Reserve.  The strong sunlight and blue skies … Continue reading

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