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August 2nd 2012
Published: August 2nd 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

Day two started with a cold 5:00 am morning. We went to see a small town and church. Then drove for an hour to see the terraces (built by the incas and still in use today). They are an amazing sight! The big highlight was the Colca Canyon and the condors. We had to wait only a few minutes to have the condors come out and give us a show. And wouldn't you know, it started while I was in the line for el baño! Got some photos, but they are so quick for giant birds! lol. We saw 3 or 4 young (brown) and a few adults (white and black), which apparently doesn't happen as often. Here is one that I took while they were soaring above.

We drove back to Arequipa (glad that we arrived as traffic up and down and around mountains was a little frightening!) Not looking forward to the 10 hour overnight bus ride to Cusco.


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3rd August 2012

soaring up in the clouds.
Bird's eye view, and what a view it is!
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3rd August 2012

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Were so happy to see your blog. And NO the side effects from your vaccines are not sore feet = shopping is the cause ! HA HA I did not know Alppacas have red on their head , or was that from your hat? Have fun! Garry and Jeannette
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