Day 1: Welcome to Chachapoyas Peru - "Warriors in the Clouds"

by Shasta Paravati March. 24, 2018 606 views

I decided to take a five day trip to Chacapoyas Peru to see the famed Kuelap ruins. Located in the Amazon Region of Peru, Chachapoyas is a small highlander town situated in the cloud forest and is nearly 9,000 feet above sea level. I didn't take this trip to "find myself" or to gain exposure to anything. I had a few intuitive nudges I should be here. So, I made the arrangements, my friend wanted to come along and so off we were... to the City in the Clouds. Enjoy Day 1!

The small local airport in Jaen, Peru. Two flights arrive and leave daily. There is only one carousel for luggage and one waiting room for departures. From here we took a four hour, terrifying shuttle ride to our hotel in Chachapoyas.

The small local airport in Jaen, Peru. Two flights arrive and leave daily. There is only one carousel for luggage and one waiting room for departures. From here we took a four hour, terrifying shuttle ride to our hotel in Chachapoyas.

Yea for being in Peru! This was Melissa's first trip out of the country.

Yea for being in Peru! This was Melissa's first trip out of the country.

The one luggage carousel.

The one luggage carousel.

Melissa and Ruli. This place had THE BEST Coconut water and Lime Juice mix... uhhhhh I miss this.

Melissa and Ruli. This place had THE BEST Coconut water and Lime Juice mix... uhhhhh I miss this.

My omelet. :)

My omelet. :)

Melissa's very fresh salad.

Melissa's very fresh salad.

Ruli's main dish which is actually a local traditional dish. Inside there is a hardboiled egg, chicken, potato and spices. Hmmmmm.... all good fuel for the next day's activity.

Ruli's main dish which is actually a local traditional dish. Inside there is a hardboiled egg, chicken, potato and spices. Hmmmmm.... all good fuel for the next day's activity.

Morning, Melissa!!

Morning, Melissa!!

Morning, Ruli!

Morning, Ruli!

Hotel grounds... where we encountered our crazy driver from the day before. (ughhh) The best thing about my stay here is Melissa and Ruli... they are like wildlife and bird experts (loll). I got to know a lot about flowers and birds. Specifically, humming birds. That was neat.

Hotel grounds... where we encountered our crazy driver from the day before. (ughhh) The best thing about my stay here is Melissa and Ruli... they are like wildlife and bird experts (loll). I got to know a lot about flowers and birds. Specifically, humming birds. That was neat.

Off to our adventure - see Day 2 blog post. :)

Off to our adventure - see Day 2 blog post. :)

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