Tripstagram part 5: Chachapoyas to Huaraz

My journey on Instagram, part 4, from Chachapoyas to Huaraz in Peru. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdHCMy3HVkR/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdJp2_CH9HQ/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdRQjmxn7tI/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdV_-h9H-lH/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdal2JAnQAJ/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdgby8knPYM/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdlM2NUHefO/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdlOcbWHznY/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BdssB5pnEIP/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdz33ehH8BE/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBmEuRnIRx/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BeJaLGCnK8d/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BeO9veaHN9Q/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores https://www.instagram.com/p/BeS-A4OHxX6/?taken-by=alexcooperexplores

The Cordillera Blanca: Caraz to Huaraz

“Why aren’t you smiling? Why aren’t you happy?” I had just collapsed after cresting a 4,750 metre high pass in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca following an afternoon and morning of pushing my bike up through sopping wet meadows, fast-flowing creeks, steep rocky slopes, rain and snow. There was Iohan, already at the top, already eager to … Continue reading The Cordillera Blanca: Caraz to Huaraz

El Silencio – Huamachuco to Caraz

"El Silencio" - what Peruvians call the high altitude regions of the country where few venture and only the hardiest make a living. It's a land of towering mountains, grassy valleys, azure lakes, hardscrabble herders and their flocks, and, unfortunately, massive mines that scar an otherwise beautiful landscape. I had seen pictures of these landscapes … Continue reading El Silencio – Huamachuco to Caraz