(Text: Iván Reyna Ramos – Photos: Walter Hupiu)
(LIP-wb) — Rumbos traveled to this beautiful city in Peru’s northern Andes and discovered many new attractions in the region. Avoiding the traditional circuits, we immersed ourselves in the golden history of the temple of Kuntur Wasi, traveled to the little-known Sangal canyon, slept in peasant houses and explored the popular mind – its beliefs and sorrows as well as its hopes and dreams.
A forest of palm leaves spread around us like fantastic wings. The Palm Sunday mass had just ended and, without really knowing how, we had been dragged along by a crowd of more than two thousand Catholic faithful – more euphoric than contemplative – in one of the most heartfelt religious processions in Peru: the Festival of the Crosses at Porcón Bajo.