Sunday, February 22, 2009

Chachapoyas

We took a little trip to Chachapoyas, and from there we set out on a couple of little excursions, first to Kuelap, an ancient city that predates Columbus, and then Gocta, a 770 meter tall waterfall.


I met a donkey on the way up the mountain to Kuelap.


On the hike up to Kuelap, Oscar couldn't get enough air because he is a sea level baby. As for us kids from Utah's mountains, we did just fine.

The narrow entrance between the walls of Kuelap fortress

Outside the walls of Kuelap

High in the mountains, on top of Kuelap

Dallas and a llama

A llama



Oscar and Dallas


A beetle


Dallas and a llama


On top of Kuelap



On top of the fortress wall



Jumping on top of the fortress wall: The locals got a kick out of this.


More jumping

Another jump


We had to jump a lot to get good pictures of us jumping.



Oscar jumping


Oscar


Some old fashioned art work on the rock walls of Keulap



A monkey bird



Buying street food in Chachapoyas


In this picture I had just forgotten to pay her for my anticucho (little meat kebab), and I'm confused.

An old woman on the streets of Chachapoyas


Dallas, Lisi, Luisa, and Oscar in Chachaspoyas



My cheap hostal: six soles, or two dollars, a night


On the trail to Gocta (the waterfall in the distance)



Gocta







Doing a little dance in the water



Doing a little shimmy shake



We're very happy.


Yelling to Anthony to take photos
Anthony taking photos


I'm rubbing my chest because I can't feel my body. The water was very very cold.

We we're very happy.

Dallas in the middle of the water

Dallas waving while tredding water
Dancing to get warm

Oscar jumping Dallas jumping
Dallas falling
Dallas standing

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