Canyon Colca

Canyon Colca, Peru (part 1)

I’d like to tell you about Canyon Colca in Peru. Peru has a lot of sights well known all over the world: Machu Picchu, Naska lines etc. Canyon Colca isn’t so popular. But I highly recommend visiting. Canyon is 3400 m deep. It’s deeper than Grand Canyon (1800 m) in the USA. Canyon Colca isn’t so famous because it hasn’t steep slope as Grand Canyon. But Canyon Colca is very picturesque.

on the way to Canyon Colca

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How to get
You can get there from Arequipa or from Puno. There are many tourist agencies which can offer a lot of excursions to the canyon. You can spend 1-3 or even more days there.
Also you will be able to go by bus. But it’s not convenient because you need to catch bus on the road.

When to go
The greatest attraction of Canyon Colca is the flight of Condors. They fly in the morning when they can soar in the air streams. So if you have only one day you should start nearly 3a.m. from Arequipa.

So we did. Started at night from Arequipa we were at Chivay at 7 a.m. It was really cold. We had breakfast with coca tea which was necessary on high altitude.  Early in the morning it was very cold. I got frosen in my sandals and had to buy woolen socks at local market. After breakfast we visited the main square (Plasa de Armas) and beautiful Church of our Lady of the Assumption. Surprisingly, the Saints were dressed in colorful clothes. Next to the church you can buy national crafts and take pictures with alpacas.

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After a break our bus started to the Canyon. We were lucky. The weather was sunny. I can’t imagine what to do in the Canyon when it rains. We came to “Mirador el Condor” The best point to watch condors.


S. Petersburg, Grandmaket Russia

A week ago I visited S.Petersburg. Today I’ll tell you about new show-museum Grandmaket Russia which is situated not far from the city center. Its size is 800 square meters.



The model presents the model of everyday life in Russia. Everyday situations demonstrate different types of human activity. Visitors have the opportunity to set things in motion on the model with interactive buttons.



Every 13 minutes on the layout there is a change of day and night. As light sources for the first time in the world was used more than 500,000 high power LEDs of different colors.




You can also see changes of seasons.



The movement of cars as close as possible to reality: cars and buses stop at traffic lights and stops, blink signal lights, change traffic speeds. Trains are really wonderful. To optimize the railway traffic on the layout at several levels stacked more than 2500 meters of rails. The total number of units — more than 2,700, of which 250 locomotives and 10 special cleaning trains.




The work of the model should constantly monitor.


I think it’s worth seeing.

Machu Picchu


I’d like to tell you about  visiting Machu Picchu. May be my experience will be helpful for you. What’s the best way to organize the trip? When to go? How to get maximum impressions?

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