ayacucho Archive


24 May 2011

Ayacucho is known as the most colonial city after cusco and one of the nicer cities of Peru. Also known as the birthplace for the Marxist group ‘ Sendero Luminoso’ in one of the most remote areas of Peru. The road to Lima was completed only in 1999 and Cusco is a 200 km – 23 hour ride. On the photos is also the old capital of the Wari civilization which boosted an impressive 50.000 inhabitants about 1000 years ago.

Road Huancayo – Cusco

18 May 2011

The road from Huancayo to Ayacucho and from Ayacucho to Cusco is an interesting one. It’s only about 450 km as the bird flies, but the total time for this track is a stunning 32 hours by bus. It sounds like horror but I can recommend it. Not only will you get over any fear of dangerous driving and bad roads, but also will you see all types of landscapes Peru has to offer. And besides Ayacucho and Huancayo are very nice and lovely cities. Some crappy impressions from the road.