From Lima we caught a bus up to Huancayo, which is at 3300m I think. From sea level it was a bit of shock to the system and I am not so good with altitude it turns out. Bruce is fine but do not say anything or he will get a big head. The reason we were going to Huancayo was so we could catch the train to Huancavelica (even higher), which was amazing!!!
So nice to get out of the city and up into the high altitude sunshine. It was really nice to get into some areas where they do not normally get tourists. We got stared at but not in a I-am-going-to-rob-you way.
Mooched around the towns, watched MORE marches, sat in the plaza and watched the world go by, ate lots of good food (seriously the food here is delicious), drank a lot of coca tea and enjoyed the scenery and the friendly people.
Photos are not in order I am sorry but you get the gist. Lots of train scenery that I have not labelled because I am too lazy.
|Mosaic - Huancayo|
|More cute kids dressed up in the parade - Huancavelica|
|Ladies dancing. The women are often dressed up beautifully.|
|Semi-traditional dress - Huancavelica|
|A train ride - how exciting!!!|
|All the excitement is too much.|
|I like to think this lady is selling rocks. A very important profession!|