Possibly the most beautiful city we have been to.....
03.05.2010 - 09.05.2010 26 °C
CHIVAY, COLCA CANYON AND CONDORS!!:
The Condors were amazing, we got to the canyon late because the wardens wouldn't let us go to the view point without paying a hefty entry price, which we had previously been told not to pay. We put up a fight and they eventually gave in and let us through just with a cheap 'Peruvian' ticket, which was a tenth of the price. Anyway, by now everyone else had left with thir tours and so the viewing platforms were empty. We had just come on the local bus so could stay as long as we wanted, but had heard the Condors were usually there in the morning or after 4pm, so we guessed we may have missed them after all the fuss.....but we hadn't!! We were taking in the size of the canyon, which is the second deepest in the world after another canyone nearby (deeper than the Grand Canyon!!), and all of a sudden up swooped 2 Condors! There was only Josh and I and an American lady we had met on the bus, so it felt very special to be the only ones there. They flew quit low above us and I couldn't believe how big they were - HUGE! Didn't manage to get a good photo though as I was too bus with my jaw open!