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Central Andes

Church in Huancavelica

After a quick stop in the desert-oasis of Huacachina to break the long trip from Arequipa to Ayacucho, we got on yet another all-night bus bound for the Andean Highlands. We visited Ayacucho, the pretty colonial town of Huancavelica, and then a very quick stop in Huancayo… This was a great taste of traditional Peru, and a nice relief from the Gringo-Trail, visiting places very little touristed by outsiders. In Huancavelica for example, we were met by a curious crowd of children when we arrived, and all over town the people seemed extra-curious about what apparently were the only two gringos in town!

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