Cajamarca 1979

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Muchacha.. eating a piece of bread.  Cajamarca northern Peru.

Cordillera Blanca 2!

 Finishing todays work at the maize field the little boy is enjoying the warmth of the sun and the caring hand of his grandfather.

It can get chilly in the Andes at these altitudes.  This is Huandoval, Ancash province in northern Peru!

(click tag Huandoval to see more from this village)

Cordillera Blanca!

 During my visit to the remote and isolated village of Huandoval in the Ancash province in northern Peru in the eighties, I was lucky enough to be able to make a horseback excursion in the surrounding Andean mountains with the local shopkeeper.

We took off very early in the morning climbing the mighty Cordillera Blanca. Highlights on this adventure was when we after a couple of hours passed some old Inca ruins!

The road (path) in the picture at the other side of the valley is nothing less than pieces of the “Camino Real” the main road that linked Quito (Ecuador) with Cusco (Peru) in the days of the Inca empire.  Quite impressive to see it like that, especially as I had no previous idea what so ever that these remains was waiting for us on this trip.

My host brought beans and guinea pig (Cuy) for lunch… yeah it´s delicios.

Turning back towards Huandoval it started to rain but luckily the shopkeeper had an extra poncho which he threw to me…

Este hotel…

  tiene pulgas. .. 

When travelling South America some decades ago my budget allowed me to stay only in cheap hotels.

Once I made a visit to Cajamarca in the Andes in northern Peru. Arrived late at night.

As usual I checked in at one of the less luxurious places and fell asleep almost immediately.
Next morning the andean light fell in trough that window, and I saw the graffiti !!

Este hotel tiene pulgas: This hotel has got fleas…