And yet another church I counted seven
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Street merchant; they also sell raw milk cheese. What would only the FFDCA say?
Sunday morning in Cajamarca: guess who came to perform a parade on central plaza? The military; I reckon that it has to show presence to make clear who is in charge - also reminding the peasant population that they pay for these snug uniforms and their wearers salaries; the former ignored it for the most part anyways. A nice addendum was the showing of the ongoing projects (mining, reservoir dam or road construction) at the sidelines, see blue helmets. Obvious...
Cajamarca, my hotel is right next to the cathedral. Cajamarca is a colonial town with access to several archaeological sites. it is also the site of one of the quickest military victories. It was here in 1532 that conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his 160 Spaniards were able to kill more than 6000 Incas and capture Atahualpa, the King of the Inca empire. He later paid a ransom of a room full of gold and two of silver, but he was killed anyways. I can't be the ...