Blogs from Yungay, Ancash, Peru, South America


South America » Peru » Ancash » Yungay September 4th 2008

Yungay was reached at warp speed in a taxi one would not have suspected capable of such rapidity, but it was not so fast as to prevent us doing a double-take at the sheep grazing alongside Anta airstrip. My second cheapest room in South America was surprisingly good value for money, with the Bolivian-style electric shower packing a 50C punch at a volume comfortably exceeding a dribble. Shortly after taking the room, a hotel minion arrived to remove the TV, but whether that was because it was broken or because they wanted to keep us in the dark as to Andy Murray's US Open progress, we shall never know. Yungay is overlooked by Mount Huascaran, the highest mountain in the Peruvian Andes at about 6,750m, and is close to a major fault line, so it's not ... read more
Cross on church/mirador
Mount Huascaran (possibly)

South America » Peru » Ancash » Yungay » Yungay February 23rd 2008

Day 7 - Lesmahagow to Peru Another early start saw us head off to the airport for our flight up into the mountains to the Cordillera Banca mountains. Nestled in the shadows of Huascaran, the highest mountain in the range is the Girasoles Boys' Centre - Kusi. But first we had to get there - in our 20 seater plane, which would only be able to take 14 on the return journey due to the altititude! The area was a stark contrast to the areas around Lima and further south at Pisco, and also Ica. Now we were in the mountains, where the air was clean and the landscape stunning. You could see how people fall in love with this country. The flight was super - now that I indulge in extreme sports, then a one ... read more
It's Showtime

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