Colca day 3
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Another early-ish start set us on the path to Cruz del Condor (condor cross) to see some live condor action. They nest in the area as the cliff are virtually inaccessible to other creatures and spend the morning soaring on the thermals created by the valley. They are an inspiring sight. Such huge birds, so graceful and the soar so close overhead. The viewing area is crowded with tourists and women in colourful traditional dress selling blankets, finger puppets, colourful traditional hats and other wares.
We tried another small, sour, green fruit whose name escapes me which was tasty by not something I would chase after again.
Re-boarding the bus to continue to Chivay (for another 1.
Chivay is known for its
We took a local bus back again. Same story of people in the aisles etc. I think that taking a local bus is well worthwhile as you get to see a bit of the way the local people live and travel.
After finally managing to find a new lens cap (which I had managed to lose while getting onto my mule on the second day) we went for a bite at a spot looking out onto the superb plaza in
We had stored our stuff at the B&B where we had stayed, Casa de Tintin, and made our way back there. It is a nice little spot out of the chaos of the city centre (15 minutes walk) and looks out onto the Chilli river and the bridge designed by Gustav Eiffel.