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Rocks, Sun and Dust

IMG_4548The Moon Valley is aptly named. There is no oxygen, its made of cheese and gravity is 0.16 of Earth’s gravity (thanks wikipedia). We took a local bus and got there after about 30 minutes from La Paz. There was nobody else there so we had the whole place to ourselves. It is a surreal place and it’s hard to do justice of the scale of the place with photographs. I wouldn’t really recommend it unlike us you were stuck in La Paz for a few days due to the many strikes Bolivia seems to experience. Which leads to roadblocks.IMG_4552

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Moving through the Sacred Valley

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Pisac Parade and Ruins

We took a local bus to do a day trip to Pisac. The bus driver dropped us of about 2 kilometres after Pisac since we didn’t really know where Pisac exactly is. It was market day and the 246th anniversary of the founding of the village. The nearby ruins are older than that and we visited that after lunch.

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The Ruins of Pisac

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Las Lajas, The Church in the Valley

This is probably the most impressively located Church I have ever seen. Situated in a Valley near the border of Colombia and Ecuador this Church with its many many grey large bricks does nothing but impress. During the walk down toward the church you will see many plaques documented the various miracles that have been attributed by praying at this church. The alter part of the church incorporates the rocky mountain side.Las Lajas Colombia (1)Las Lajas Colombia (2)Las Lajas Colombia (3)Las Lajas Colombia (4)