Our adventures in Chachapoyas
10.09.2011 13 °C
Well we have left Moyobamba and now find ourselves in Chachapoyas. Lets just say the drive here was one of the freakiest rides i have been on for awhile. Take a road to Whitianga half it, then put a mini bus that is over loaded on it and drive as fast as you can haha. Man was i glad for that trip to be over.
So now we find ourselves in Chachapoyas and you can tell we have diffently left the amazon as it is the first time since we left that we have had to wear hoodies. still rocking the shorts however haha.
So anyways Chachapoyas is situated high in the mountains about 3000m above sea level and is home to ruins that are said to be pre Inca belonging to the local tribes of this area. They were taken over by the Incans though and then eventually the Spainards.
We travlled two hours by car then hiked a half hour too reach them and man was it a killer on the way up as you are literally short of breath because of the altitude. Good test for Machu Pichu it was. Anyways this place was amazing just to see how people could have lived this high and the way they structured their buildings. Heres a small sample of some of the photos we took. Sorry takes ages to upload photos
Entrance to the Kuelap ruins
Remains of the houses after the Spainards attacked
They believe these buildings housed royals as the design is more intrinsic
Db and the watch tower
Its me and a Llama
Always coca cola
Me having a well earned rest
Db and the mountains in the background
Bones intombed in the wall of the ruins
Well will try and post more photos soon.
We heading out tomorrow for some other town so till i post again love ya