Mummies, Mausoleums and Meat feasts
Trip Start Dec 08, 2004
38Trip End Dec 07, 2005
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From Chachapoyas we went on an action packed 2 day tour taking in
* Kuelap, a spectacular Pre-Inca walled fortress and city, set on the summit of a huge mountain
* Revash, a site of burial chulpas or mausoleums built high up on a mountain cliff face dating back to 1250AD.
* Leymebamba to visit the local fiesta and more importantly the museum, with a facinating collection of over 200 mummies almost all in perfect condition. Creepy but facinating! I think i spent an hour just staring at them.
It was an excellent couple of days spent with a group lovely people, Stacy and Vicky from Jersey, Andre (English) and Marie (French) from London and Martin and Alyssa from Quebec, our surrogate family.
We topped off our last night in Chachapoyas with a flame grilled meat feast, copious amounts of beer (well 2 bottles actually, it doesnt take much these days) and a very dodgey Peruvian nightclub/time warp to the 80s!
80īs quote of the day.
" Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it " - Ferris Bueller