Tried to visit some ruins, but it started to rain - again, grrr...

Jauja Travel Blog

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houses at the beginning of the path
It was almost noon by the time we arrived to Jauja. The colectivo stop was the main square, cool. What impressed me the most the minute we arrived was how many signs saying "baño (restroom)" I found here, so many for such a small town. Actually it was convenient for me, since I wanted to go to the restrooms, hahaha.

The only places to visit here, according to the information I got, were some ruins and a lake with a trout farm. I've been in this trout farm a while ago and Shawn preferred to visit the ruins. So we'd go there. But first he had to find an internet cafe, in the meanwhile I'd walk around the square. I was thirsty and slice of pineapple was so refreshing.

Then we took a mototaxi to the ruins. They couldn't drive all the way, up to some point you had to start walking.
waiting at the square
Ok, not a big deal. While I was walking in the square, I asked for the ruins and a guy told me it migh start raining soon. Now I realized it. It was cloudy and even cloudier at the top of the mountain...

Furthermore, the ruins looked so small, really tiny, which meant the walk would longer quite a bit... oh well, I could survive without going all the way up. Shawn agreed with me, hahaha. So better turn back and start walking down. The path was a very good one and it was surrounded by some houses and fields. I saw a couple of farmers and their families. The scenery was gorgeous! It was really peaceful here.

This time we wouldn't take a mototaxi, just walked to the town. It was already lunch time, should we stay here or better go back to Huancayo? Better start moving just in case it started to rain. No colectivo or taxi this time. Now, we'd catch the bus. It was fun there were 2 lines both saying Huancayo, the difference was how they reached the city from the right or from the left, hahaha.
yadilitta says:
sure, no way I´d have walked that much thinking it could start raining at any minute no no no
Posted on: Dec 17, 2009
geerbox says:
I think we did the right thing and not walk to the ruins :)
Posted on: Dec 17, 2009
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houses at the beginning of the path
houses at the beginning of the path
waiting at the square
waiting at the square
military camp
military camp
the main square in Jauja
the main square in Jauja
nice
nice
old barbershop
old barbershop
so much bread!
so much bread!
children
children
buses to Huancayo
buses to Huancayo
pork sandwich was very popular
pork sandwich was very popular
it will start to rain soon...
it will start to rain soon...
no explanation needed
no explanation needed
doggy
doggy
empty fields
empty fields
cute children having their soup
cute children having their soup
view of Jauja
view of Jauja
farmers working
farmers working
fire works are very popular here
fire works are very popular here
dancer!
dancer!
the outside of Jauja
the outside of Jauja
just a couple of small farms
just a couple of small farms
this was the restroom...
this was the restroom...
leaving Jauja
leaving Jauja
city is in the middle of the mount…
city is in the middle of the moun…
Jauja!
Jauja!
Jaujas airport
Jauja's airport
Jauja was Peruvian first capital...
Jauja was Peruvian first capital...
sharping knives
sharping knives
small church
small church
I saw many lambs
I saw many lambs
church at the entrance of the town
church at the entrance of the town
modern mototaxi
modern mototaxi
traffic was mostly about mototaxis
traffic was mostly about mototaxis
another church
another church
the path to the ruins, that was th…
the path to the ruins, that was t…
peeling a pineapple
peeling a pineapple
people having lunch
people having lunch
so refreshing: pineapple and water…
so refreshing: pineapple and wate…
pork or chicharron!
pork or chicharron!
potato fields
potato fields
Restrooms sign
Restrooms sign
sleepy doggy
sleepy doggy
cute little square
cute little square
path to the ruins
path to the ruins
on the road
on the road
going to the ruins, or trying
going to the ruins, or trying
the university
the university
not much vegetation
not much vegetation
view of Jauja
view of Jauja
dog in pink
dog in pink
what is he doing here?
what is he doing here?
farmers working
farmers working
Jauja General Tips & Advice review
Public Transportation in Jauja
Public Transportation in Jauja is very cheap. City is small, so you might not need it unless you want to go to the surroundings like the trout farm. … read entire review
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photo by: yadilitta