Last week Peru’s government signed a partnership agreement with a French company to build a cable car system to reach the Chachapoya temple fortress of Kuelap in Peru’s northeast Amazon cloud forest.
The image plastered on the front page of Peru’s leading daily El Comercio jumped out at me from the newsstand this morning as I walked to work.
The graphic was mind blowing — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” in juxtaposition to the mummified remains of a Chachapoyas warrior — their stretched hands cradling their agonized faces, crying out silently, in unison.
During the month of December we are offering two very special Peru tour packages that fly you directly into to the heart of the northern cloud forest with StarPeru to experience the ruins of Kuélap, Alto Mayo, the amazing Gocta Falls and much more…
“The old orchid hunter lay back on his pillow, his body limp with the effort of talking so long. He coughed and a ripple of pain ran through the wasted length of him beneath the covers. Still his eyes burned unwaveringly bright with the memory of the places he had seen and the things he had done, bright with the unquenchable passion for the life he would never suffer or enjoy again.
There’s been much frenzied debate about what place Gocta holds on the list of the world’s highest waterfalls. Is it the third highest, the fifth or the fourteenth? Do you measure both drops together, or only the highest of the two stages? Is height really the most important factor in deciding whether a waterfall is worth visiting?