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Mar 13, 2013 - Day 3 in peru

Hello again, I am in Cajamarca peru. With an ancestral stemming from the term Caxamarca, pueblo del rayo (Town of Lightening) situated in the Northwestern. Did you now Cajamarca is called the land of the Incas. Peruvian Andes, this is the most important city of the country's Northern.. Its magnificent churches and great carved stone facades are a constant. And to top it all of at sun set I saw the andes and it was beautiful.

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Flight 119 into peru

Mar 12, 2013 - My 4th day in Peru

Hello everyone, Today I went to Cajamarca and it was 50 degrees and drizzling, even though it is normally sunny and dry. I went to a gold mine called Yanacocha whitch is the second biggest gold mine in the world!!!!! The mine was gigantic. It is 535 square miles, and that"s really really big. I also went to the Plaza de Armas which is a genial plaza that has a well-kept topiary garden with hedges trimmed into the shape of Andean animals. This city has been so exciting and so educational. From, Elizabeth

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All Around Peru

Mar 7, 2013 - Day 2 in Peru

Hey guys, Today we decided to fly to Cajamarca. Cajamarca is a sunny place and pretty much everyone is polite. Some places are super jam packed with people. Some other places are totally deserted. It is very interesting. Not as many people are here as there were in Lima. At 6:00 in the morning the bus picked us up. The bus driver said we were going to go to the village of Cachora. Cachora is a unique village. We stopped to observe the archeology. It is very ancient. Then at approximately 10 am we drove to Capuliyoc. Then we will took a 2...

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Oct 19, 2012 - Jaen to Chiclayo ...yeh!!

Up early to pack. Breakfast at 7am. Left for Bus station for at 8am. Bus supposed to leave at 830 left at nine. no A/c . As usual tv blaring ...unbelievable as everyone practically slept the whole way. Travelled throuhg the mountains on windy roads ...good job you couldn´t see what the driver was seeing. He passed a lot of vehicles on the windy road yikes but all was well. They are used to it. Passed through mountains, then lush land where the road traversed a river deep below, then onto the dry ,sandy, filthy area and onto Chiclayo. Back...

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Jaen, Peru Oct 2012

Oct 17, 2012 - Wed day of soccer games !!!! (in the rain)

Well today, we got to the site and found that the maestro and his 2 sons (14 and 16) had shifted a load of bricks onto the roof area that will be the second floor. More bricks were delivered which we help stack in a pile. Julia and I then cleared up the work site of nails etc. At around 10am a load of kids arrived from the school we went to yesterday. They sang for us. Then they made teams up green versus blue with the soccer shirts Brian had bought with him. The boys played , then the girls played. For their age they had excellent...

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Jaen, Peru Oct 2012

Oct 16, 2012 - Tues...good day apart from heat !!!

Managed to get some real work done at the site today. They had an area off the old kitchen(we are in the process of building a new one out of real bricks not adobe type bricks)that needed to be cleared as it had collapsed. So with pickax, shovels and wheelbarrow Tom, Julia, Brian and I started cleaning out the mess. It was dirty , dusty work so I didn´t stick around long. We made good progess though ,cleaning it up and at least we had something to do. Fred and George helped the workers with rebar tying on the roof of the building. They...

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Jaen, Peru Oct 2012

Oct 15, 2012 - Work,,,,heat!!!!..eat...shower...heat....washing....rain!!! Thunder and lightening

So Mon am. after all my rest i felt good enough to go to the school ...the heat creased me and as we didn´t have much to do, Isabella and I went back to the hotel around 2pm. The rest arrived back to the hotel around 3pm Showered had some gatorade and felt better. sorry, but the heat is a killer and i can´t wait till our bus ride to chiclayo on fri. this has been quite the trip and project. I don´t know how the men are managing to cope with the heat but they are. dinner... just had a salad ...they make a really good one at the hotel...with...

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Jaen, Peru Oct 2012

Oct 14, 2012 - Sunday 24 hour sleep from medication I guess

Ok , so we ate at the usual restaurant in the Plaza de Armas. I was hoping for spaghetti but got a noodle dish with slivers of beef and green peppers in a soy type sauce.. it was ok but not what I wanted . we went to the pharmacy and that was a good half hour hassle. We even had an interpreter, a nurse helping and it was still difficult. I ended up getting some tylenol with some medication for flu symptoms and an antibiotic of some sort. Anyway I took the prescribed dose and slept the whole day. Waking up at noon only to have some lovely...

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Jaen, Peru Oct 2012

Jan 14, 2011 - Cajamarca to Chachapoyas

There are no words that I can come up with to describe today’s bus trip, but I’ll try. Frightening comes to mind. It was much scarier than the Via Ferrata if that might give some idea. The bus left Cajamarca at five thirty AM bound for Celendin, I slept through that portion. It took 3 hours to there and after an hour layover I caught another one headed for Chachapoyas. We headed north on a dirt road that was about as wide as the bus. There was an occasional wide spot so if we encountered oncoming traffic the lucky one would have a place to...

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Jan 13, 2011 - Cajamarca

Cajamarca is where Pizarro captured the Inca ruler Atahualpa. Knowing that death was imminent he offered up a ransom for himself. He said that he would fill a room floor to ceiling with gold and twice with silver. It took about a year for it all to trickle in. Only then Pizarro had him strangled. The booty amounted to around 6 tons of gold and 12 tons of silver. All of this was pre-Columbian art melted into bullion. Tomorrow I will catch a 5:30 AM bus (if I wake up). I didn’t think to bring my travel alarm. I am heading farther into the...

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Jan 12, 2011 - Trujillo to Cajamarca

Today I traveled up coast from Trujillo for two hours then eastbound into the Andes. As the bus left the desert behind, the scenery became more spectacular. As the road snaked up the valley we passed nearly continuous rice paddies. This area looked very much like Southeast Asia. Along this part the highway was lined with mango trees laden with large orange - red fruit. As we gained elevation it became eucalyptus forest, hairpin turns and cliffs. After leaving the north – south Pan American Highway it was 5 more hours to the destination.

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Mar 8, 2010 - In Cajamarca

Well, after my bone shaking one day trip to Lima I was in need for some days doing nothing. Thats what I really like on my trip, the freedom having no fixed iterinary and just spend some unbusy days. As initially coming down from Ecuador one month ago I spared all the north of Peru I decided to use my remaining time to see some of its places. So first I directed to the city of Cajamarca, another 16 hour night bus ride....another bone shaker as first a nice road leads up the coast changing then into another one in a sorry state going up the...

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