The most ancient city in South America, just amazing!
Caral Travel Blog› entry 7 of 23 › view all entries
December 6th, 2008 – by: yadilitta
We went inside, got our tickets and asked for a guide. The man who was selling the tickets asked us to wait until the whole group was together. After 15min we all were ready to start. Our group were about 14 people, but just 2 of them (Elena & Eric) spoke English. In fact I asked to the guide if he speaks English but he doesn't. Oh oh! I might become a translator...
Unfortunately the guide talked so fast, that it was almost impossible to translate at same time I could listen to him.
We saw some buildings and temples. Since Caral is still a project, the pieces they found there have been brought to Lima and are still under studying, so you can't see them. While we were walking we saw some people still working there. They are still studying the city. Caral is a complex and there are 20 spots they need to keep on studying. There is a project of building a good highway, so the access won't be so difficult and more people can visit this area. This would be very nice, hopefully they won't disturb much the quiet and peaceful life of the people around.
It was awesome to think about the possibility of people developing here at same time as the Egyptians. Incredible! This dessert might have been a valley long time ago. They developed a great society and we were able to see some similarities with the Nazca and Inca people, which is a proof Caral was the root of their civilizations.
After walking for almost 2 hours, taking some pics and got dehidrated we were back at the entrance, lol. Our taxi driver was waiting for us. He might have been taking a nap, haha. We chilled out for a while and got ready for the "fun" drive back to Barranca. We weren't looking forward for that journey, but were so tired that fall asleep inmediately after going into the cab...
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