Puerto Inka, Peru, November 13, 2017
We had an 8 am start, nothing for me considering I'm up around 5! Our first stop was the Chauchilla Cemetery which dates back to the Inca-Chincha culture around 1000 AD. They mummified their dead and buried them in tombs with pottery. Tomb robbers until recently scattered the bodies everywhere but now they're rearranged in a dozen tombs. There are still lots of bones, pottery pieces and cloth on the ground in the area-
The legs are very mummified-
Later, we stopped at Yauca which is an olive village. There were numerous shops, all selling the same products-
There were green and black olives to taste-
Olives and olive oil were also for sale. It was all very delicious-
We stopped here to buy some coal for a barbecue. I can't imagine living here-
We pulled into Puerto Inka in the early afternoon. We set up camp right on the beach. My tent is the orange one-
Their way of life and living conditions were so different. It's impossible for me to imagine their lives.
Looking forward to Arequipa tomorrow, but not the all day drive!