Chontay was once and ancient resting stop or tambo on the way to Pachacamac from Juaja. The pre-Inca tambo building that existed was destroyed by the Spanish who built a church of the same proportions in its place in the 1630s. The bell is almost as old, from 1794. Some ruins can still be found, along with farming terraces which were once used to grow cereals and coca.
Category: "Lima Region Guide"
As part of the series Explorando Lima, in which I demonstrate the immense diversity that Peru has to offer without even leaving the region of Lima, I visit Antioquia, a town that brightened its future with a lick of paint.
As part of the series Explorando Lima, in which I demonstrate the immense diversity that Peru has to offer without even leaving the region of Lima, I walk part of the Qhapaq Ñam, the Royal Road otherwise known as the Inca Trail, in the valley…
I’ve seen coastal scenes in the UK, in France and in Chile, all of which, although mostly the same, I feel give some insight into the country in which they are located.
I am familiar with seeing fishing boats coming ashore with their catch, birds flocking around harbours looking for dropped fish and all the sites you would expect on the coast. I’ve seen these scenes every year in my life and was interested to see the Peruvian version – and I did on my recent trip to the beach.