Mirador del Monasterio
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... we went into. It was 5sols just to cross the rope bridge to the complex so I just hung around the other side of the river feeling tired. We also stopped to see llamas, alapacas and pequenos but the novelty of those wore off about a month ago.
We got back into town around 5:30pm. Whilst the tour was okay enough (a lot of time in a bus) I wouldn't recommend it. It ended up being pretty expensive; with the buffet lunch being 30 sols, and the park entry ...
... both still feeling the effects of Cusco, so we fast tracked it back to our beautiful hotel and vegetated by the pool. Had a wonderful dinner tonight - had our first taste of cuy (guinea pig).
It's so peaceful and beautiful here. We're all a bit sad we're not here longer. Off to a Colca canyon tomorrow for another hectic 48 hours. But it should be lots of ...
... I saw one flying away, but it was too small to even take a photo of, and I wouldn’t have known it was a condor except for the guy who actually saw it when it was closer. We stayed there for an hour, and no one in our group saw one because we weren’t given any information on where to look from our guide.
We got back in the bus and headed back to Chivay and stopped a few different spots on ...
... The sun was incredibly bright and hot and Graham needed a hat so after we declined a $100 straw hat from one of the shops on the plaza we went to the local market, much more our style and bought one for about $12
The Market was pretty cool 3000 something variety of potatoes, lots of fruit and veg of course, live lizards, alpaca fetuses, purple corn and a couple of fermented drinks made out of kiwicha and corn. We had to try the drinks of ...
... stone-built living cells, communal kitchens and even a cemetery all demonstrate how life must have been for the generations of nuns cocooned away in this tranquil haven. In fact the present day nuns only left this original site in the 1960s! We leisurely wandered around for over an hour before joining some others offering prayers to God, over in a great little French cafe-bar showing the football. Sadly France lost to Germany. Mon dieu! For lunch we ventured into ...