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... a fat speaker. Luckily for me and Ed the driver doesn't feel like sticking on the triple CD boxset of Panpipe Moods. He also tells us he has a wife in Santa Cruz and a mistress in Samaipata. On the way there we pass a trampy looking man we're told has three wives. None of them are present so I'm not sure if he was punching above his weight.
Samaipata is two Quechua words meaning high place of rest. Quechua is the language of the Quechua people, (much like ...
... perplexed as the bus chugged up the dirt road and past the horse remains, where around 30 vultures were circling overhead waiting for their dinner.
Luckily they only drove the bus a mile or so up the road to the safety of a layby. The bus stopped and all went quiet again. We sat. We waited. Our mosquito bites got itchier and itchier in the heat of the day and to my horror, I took off my shoes to discover I had old lady legs where my ankles ...
... towels to some secondary market. But you’d think the chain would cut off the tags with its brand on it!
Laid down for a nap at 10:19 a.m. and didn’t get up until 2:03 p.m. I didn’t actually sleep much. I’m still very tired. :-(
Ate some snacks in the courtyard. It’s 86º outside now.
Left the hotel/hostel at 2:57 and walked to the Basilica Menor de San Lorenzo, which dates from 1845 and abuts September 24 ...
... and people were not helpful. Also annoyed that the hostel cost me more then I thought. But it very chilled with lots of hammocks and a mini 'beach'. That night we had a BBQ and some caipirinhas that the brazilians made. I got taught to make one. Got to learn and practice lots of Spanish because most of the people here were from South America but there were a few other nationalities about. Including one American who swore me to not tell anyone his age, he was 60 but had work done so looks ...
... playing as the music and all the waiters were dressed in quite funny outfits with big hats, similar to sombreros. After dinner we got another taxi to the main strip in Santa. Cruz where there are a lot of clubs and bars. We sat in a sort of night time cafe and had a glass of wine, before deciding that after our awful nights sleep last night we really just wanted to get into bed, so we got a taxi back to the ...
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