Aqueducts of Cantayoc is an unusual system of underground aqueducts with lines of distinctive spiral access paths.
On to the Pacific Coast, to a real dump but with good reason … what they have lying offshore.
Another of the really big things to see here (in terms of importance as well as geographical size or “ground coverage”).
Otherwise known as the Andean Condor. Protected but declining numbers make it “threatened with extinction”.
The world’s second deepest canyon and almost twice as deep as the US Grand Canyon.
Back in Arequipa for a couple of things deliberately avoided first visit (plus some stuff to sort out).
A “crossing” where Lake Titicaca narrows. Locals want a bridge, government and barge operatirs don’t … protests.
Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) isn’t really a valley at all but rather a maze of canyons and giant spires.
A celebration honouring the Aymara god Ekeko held in La Paz each 24 Jan used as a means to wish good fortune on others.
Less frenetic, slower paced and (with a few exceptions) less crowded than e.g. La Paz (though drivers still disregard pedestrians).
On the move again. Back to Cochabamba but staying here to look around this time (and no buses on Plurinational State Day).
It gets disappointing what humans can do to wildlife in their quest for inappropriate pets or other incomprehensible reasons.