My day trip to Palca and the Palca Canyon had its ups and downs I must admit. Getting there from La Paz was no problem, a simple two hour bus drive from the centre, even if it did, oddly, involve stopping for lunch on the way at 9:00. After a somewhat unconventional start then, I jumped off the bus at Palca, or rather two kilometres away from Palca. Still, there was just one road to the town so I was not going to get lost. The town of Palca soon came into view. It was tiny. Was the canyon really going to be that big?