To get to the village which was a short drive up the mountain, we rode in a chiva.
|Modified pick-up truck/jeep called a "chiva"|
|Our driver opening the gate to take us up to the village|
|The people weren't very tall. Mike had to duck just to get inside!|
These villagers were miners and we were able to explore one of their mines. Minerals were in plentiful supply, and also gold was mined here.
|Entrance to the "Enchanted Mine"|
|Our guide, Betty. She used the lamp to light our way.|
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|See how small the passageways are!|
This was a fun trip for us, and always something new to see and do here!