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Cusco, Peru

Sat27th-Mon 29th Nov

We had a very quiet couple of days after Machupicchu. We enjoyed having a bed and not a mat on a hard floor. We enjoyed not having to walk!! We got washing done, chilled out, exciting stuff. Saturday night we did meet up with the ‘super cool guys’(our trecking posse) for dinner, which was great. Everyone looked so much more refreshed, we had wine, shard some great tapas, ate alpaca (which is really nice meat no fat, quite like ol' mate kangaroo) and for some said our goodbyes. Hopefully we’re meeting up with Liz and Lou in Bolivia. Pete and I stopped into a cool looking bar on the way back to the hostel, where the bartender was really sweet and spoke great English and Pete gave him mock English questions as he was sitting an English exam the next week. He also made me great cocktails and even convinced me to try a Pisco sours which he promised was going to taste better than the crap ones I had had before. He was right. They do just need to be made properly. So after a night on the town we didn’t do much Sunday. Which is a great option we've come to know- every now and then.

Monday we went for a walk around Cusco. We got a taxi to the Cristo Blanco, a big statue of Jesus on a hill side. It gave us a great view of the city and really showed us just how big it is. We decided to walk down as the city doesn’t start to far from it and the plaza really wasn’t that far from it, its just a lot of down. So we walked down heaps of steps, looking at how the landscape and architecture changes the more down you go, trying not to get bitten by dogs that would just bark at us as we were trying to walk past them. It was a nice walk though and we went past the famous 12 sided rock, which is apparently two metres deep and weighs a fuck load. We finished our day with dinner in the plaza and getting ourselves ready for leaving.

Tuesday will find us on a bus trip/tour to Puno, a small town nearing the bottom of Peru which is a gateway to the Islands and the lake that is Titikaka, where we will be doing an overnight trip. Making our way down slowly!!

permalink written by  Pete+Rochelle on December 2, 2010 from Cusco, Peru
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