Small town, big sky
There is a noticeable lack of urgency in Cabanaconde, Peru. It’s likely that this placid state is related to the lack of people and of things to do. Buses arrive, buses depart, one set of backpackers replaces another. Yet, it’s not boring here. Not by far.
What is there to do in Cabanaconde? Primarily, people like us come here to hike downdowndown into the canyon. But, what if you’ve got a day to kill before your hike? You could go see the famed condors and then…
Cabanaconde is the biggest village in Colca Canyon, a massive and yet lightly populated area. It’s just not easy to make a life and a living on practically vertical surfaces.
Once we’re done getting dive bombed by Andean condors at Mirador de Achachihua, Todd and I make our own entertainment.
Since no one’s around to watch, we goof around at Cabanaconde’s empty bull ring.
Then, we take our time hiking out to nearby hills to check out out crosses made from branches and twigs, decked with rosaries and scarves. And we simply relax.
It’s a pretty, pretty place.