Have a cup of mate de coca y muna!
This was such a fun day! We traveling by bus from Arequipa to Chivay and then on to Colca Canyon. We stopped midway to drink some delicious coca tea with a plant called muna. Muna is helpful for altitude adjustment and assists your breathing. To our surprise we were joined by this alpaca that tasted each of our cups!
We continued on passing some beautiful landscapes with herds of vicuna and alpaca. We visited the quaint town of Chivay after stopping at the pass. We created small apachetas with stones as offerings for our sacred journey. There are hundreds of years of offerings in this spot. The energetic imprint is powerful to feel, and remember how to connect deeply with the Apu mountains. April 23, 2011