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Raymi Llaqta second time around..

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In Chachapoyas, the regional capital, Raymi Llaqta is the June weeklong festival that kicks off the season for tourism.  It was big last year, and was big again in 2014.  Several hour long parade through the tight streets highlighting select districts of Amazonas; a horse riding group that took off from Mendoza a few days earlier (featuring a couple peace corps volunteers); fireworks and spinning whirriling ‘castle’/tower at night (had pictures and video but camera got all screwy); and plenty of bands and food and drink.  Nice to come in for the day and night, Andrea is coming back from an english teaching camp this weekend and sorry could not spend the weekend with her.

 

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Written by galbavy

June 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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  1. Is that a Mule or an Ass? Also, what type of horse is that? 🙂

    Aaron Browne

    June 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

    • As I mention in the comment, this was the first time I’ve gotten to ride around on a Mule.. really pretty solid and much smoother and easier then the ‘step horses’ that are very common around here. You’ll never catch me riding anyone’s ass.. As for the horse types, many folks are calling them ‘chusco’ which means mixed between races because I’m sure most don’t know for sure. Other people are calling them just horses ‘de paseo’ or step horse race, but that’s not as technical as they really are.

      galbavy

      June 12, 2014 at 6:43 am


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