Paul & Cherie Peru Trip 2011 travel blog

Our room at the lodge.

Dining area.

View from the dining area.

On a walk to a lookout.

Many terraces in the background.

View from the lookout.

Our Peruvian guide, Rudy.

Peruvian girls at the lookout, explaining the different kinds of crops.

Walking through the village, Coporaque.

Our lodge.

View from our bedroom window.

View we had during breakfast.

Many things to add to create your breakfast cereal.

x's and o's game at the lodgel.


TESTING OUT HOW WE ARE AT HIGH ALTITUDE!

We finally arrive late afternoon at our hotel in Coporaque, drop our bags in our room and we are off on a hike. We need to see how high altitude is affecting us and see if we are acclimatizing to it. We walked through this small town and up a hill to practice climbing. Our hearts raced and we were short of breath. But when we stopped for a few minutes, our hearts recovered quickly. We ended at a lookout and saw the Colca River and its valley. There were hundreds of terraces and some with crops starting. Farmers are planting now because the growing season is beginning since the rainy season is soon to start. The view is absolutely beautiful. And the sun is setting fast!

Our hotel incorporates part of the house of Mamayacchi. In the 14th century, Inca leader Mayta Capac sealed his victory by marrying the daughter of a local Collawa chief and built her this big house out of copper. Our hotel also has a pet Huarizo called Manchez. If you get too close to him and he does not like you he will spit at you. He is on a leash attached to a stake in the ground. But this does not keep him in one place. He uses his teeth to pull the stake out of the ground and roams where ever he pleases. Luckily there is a fence around the hotel. What a cleaver animal!

Our dinner was a buffet of all homemade dishes made by local women. They do not have a chef. And they certainly do not need one. It all tasted so good! And so much variety!

Entry Rating:     Why ratings?
Please Rate:  
Thank you for voting!
Share |