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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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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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Feb 13, 2010 - Loco es el carnaval!

De Cuenca, on prend un bus en fin de journée pour Tumbes, ville frontalière côté péruvien. On y arrive à 2h du matin. Dès la sortie du bus, un chauffeur de moto-taxi-triporteur nous propose ses services. Installés depuis 5 minutes à l'arrière, avec les sacs sur les genoux, il nous dit qu'on attend une patrouille de police pour nous escorter jusqu'à l'hôtel (à 500m). Selon lui, le Pérou est très dangereux pour les gringos! Un peu effrayés par la situation, on se demande si on va pas se faire dépouiller par les flics! Notre chauffeur leur dit...

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Nov 25, 2009 - Peru: Cajamarca

We spent a few days in Cajamarca, the site of the first battle between Pizarro and the Spaniard and Atuhualpa and the Incas. 160 Spaniards, with swords and most of them on horseback, massacred 8,000 Incas in the better part of a day. We visted the general site of the battle on the Plaza de Armas, Atuhualpa's (the Inca ruler) ransom chamber, the Inca baths and Las Ventanillas (Pre-Inca funeral niches).

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Mar 29, 2008 - Cajamarca, where the last Inca Lord fell

Cajamarca is known best as the place where the last Inca Lord, Atahualpa, fell in the tragedy of 1532. Atahualpa was on his way to Cusco with his 80,000 soldiers to claim the Inca throne having just beaten his brother in a battle in Quito. He stopped at Cajamarca, and met Francisco Pizarro and his 168 soldiers who had just spent weeks marching from Piura. Atahualpa refused the 'requirement' to accept christianity and the Spanish king, so Pizarro and his conquistadors captured him in the Battle of Cajamarca, and massacred several thousand...

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Jan 21, 2008 - Cajamarca...Baños de Inca...Gringos need Agua

Hello friends! Greetings from Cajamarca! We made it up over the Andes from Mancora and into Cajamarca. This has been nice for our sunburnt bods. The weather is cooler down here, over the Andes, and has given us some relief. Jas and I are red tomatoes, and walking down the streets we get laughed at, but there is no stinging or burning whatsoever, at least for me. Here in Cajamarca, along with the giggles and occasional 'hola gringo' from small children, we have become targets of water ballooning kids from balconies, rooftops, and steet...

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Dec 4, 2007 - Cajamarca

Gisterenavond in Cajamarca aangekomen na een rit van 6 uur vanuit Chiclayo. Hoewel de afstand niet erg veel verschilde van deze tussen Piura en Chiclayo, toch meer dan dubbel zolang onder de baan geweest, de woestijn doorkruisen op lange rechte wegen gaat nu eenmaal stukken sneller dan op minder goeie wegen in de bergen omhoog klimmen. Op de weg eerst nog wat half woestijn gehad, maar toen we meer het binnenland opdraaiden en begonnen te klimmen werd het langzaam groener in de valleien doordat er riviertjes uit de bergen naar beneden...

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