A delicious breakfast before finding our way to go to Huancavelica

Huancayo Travel Blog

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of course, Minigunther!
It was almost 7am when we arrived in Huancayo. This was my 1st time with this bus company and to be honest I wasn't that sure how good it would be, but what a nice surprise. They were really good! In fact, we'd drive back to Lima with them. But we'd take about that on Sunday. Now, it was time to think about how to get to Huancavelica. A girl told me there's a bus company driving to Huancavelica every hour, so we wouldn't have any problem getting there. Awesome! Let's take care of another important issue: Breakfast!

I had with me the lonelyplanet. I didn't need it to look for advices, but needed the map of the city.
so healthy and tasty
We were just walking around and I recognized the streets and the cafe, yay! We made it! I was a bit worried thinking about the fact I've been walking for a little while and if I'd get any altitude sickness, but not at all. In fact, I was starving, hehe. As the last time I was here, this place was almost packed. But we found a nice table and ordered our food. Before the food came, who showed up? Minigunther!!!!

Mmm, breakfast was delicious. I've told Nathan about the traditional breakfast and he ordered it. Well, he hasn't been here before, but read about this place and the food on the article I wrote about Huancayo. He thought I'd go for the same, but since I wouldn't be going to the gym the next few days, I decided to go for a healthy/light choice: a coca leaves tea and a huge, fresh and tasty salad fruit.
hahaha, what a name for a transport company! Apocalipsis! hahaha
Just delicious!

Now, we were ready to go and look for our transportation to Huancavelica. We asked where this bus company was located and headed that way. Huancayo is small and it was just walking distance. We have been told there are some cars "colectivos" that also drive to Huancavelica. It costs a bit more, but it's faster. Just have to wait until the car is full, 4 passengers. While we were looking for the bus company, a guy approached to us saying he'd leave soon to Huancavelica, mmm. Ok, but would this be safe? Yes, he wasn't a random guy, he worked in a colectivo company.

That sounded good to me, but my mind started to change when we arrived to the colectivo company and saw the name "Apocalipsis" OMG who chose that name??? Oh well, we'd give it a shot, hahaha. We had to wait for 2 more people in order to leave.
cute boy
No problem. Although we just had breakfast, Nathan was looking for a cup of coffee, so we went to a small cafeteria so he'd get it. It was very cheap but very good too. It wasn't instant coffee, but the real stuff. Now, he was feeling much better and full of energies. When he was starting to drink his coffee, which was very hot, the guy from the colectivo showed up and said he found the 2 missing passengers and we were ready to leave. It was so fun that the lady from the cafeteria told this guy not to bother Nathan and let him enjoying his coffee, hahaha.

A few minutes later, we were ready to leave. It was about 9:50am when we left Huancayo. The landscape started to change. Although Huancayo is not that big, you could notice you were leaving behind the city and going to the country side. The road was surrounded by tall mountains and deep cliffs. As someone I read, I'd ask for security instead of speed, hehe. The highway was in very good condition and it shouldn't take that long (2 and 1/2hrs) to arrive in Huancavelica, but there are so many curves...  In fact, I didn't feel sick because of the altitude but I think we both got a bit of motion sickness. Oh well, I slept a bit after having being enjoying the gorgeous scenery. God! I love the deep blue sky in highlands!!!
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of course, Minigunther!
of course, Minigunther!
so healthy and tasty
so healthy and tasty
hahaha, what a name for a transpor…
hahaha, what a name for a transpo…
cute boy
cute boy
arriving in Huancayo and finding f…
arriving in Huancayo and finding …
ready to have breakfast
ready to have breakfast
walking along Real Ave.
walking along Real Ave.
it was a good coffee
it was a good coffee
cute boy
cute boy
leaving Huancayo
leaving Huancayo
leaving Huancayo
leaving Huancayo
in the way to Huancavelica
in the way to Huancavelica
in the way to Huancavelica
in the way to Huancavelica
in the way to Huancavelica
in the way to Huancavelica
nice mountains
nice mountains
nice mountains
nice mountains
Huancayo General Tips & Advice review
Empresa de Transporte Apocalipsis - colectivo to Huancavelica
Despite that prophetic / scary name, this transport company is a good and reliable one. They have good cars that go from Huancayo to Huancavelica and … read entire review
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