Best Western Los Andes De America
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This city, the ancient capital of the Incas, enjoys an impressive natural setting surrounded by mountain peaks. There is a handsome central plaza fronted by the cathedral which contains a magnificent golden altar and lots of paintings. The one which was memorable to us was a painting of "The Last Supper" showing a guinea pig as the main course and Judas portrayed with the face of Francisco Pizzaro, conqueror of the Incas. I guess the artist added a few editorial ...
... for 20 minutes to the merging place. Nevertheless the tour was quite interesting, a mix of Inca ruins, a Cathedral, and a local textile shop selling alpaca products. It was also a shared tour. We've had other shared tours scheduled but we've been the only people so it was a change to tour with other people. Some of them so obnoxious we thought private tours we better. We started our tour at the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and main worship centre of the Sun God. When ...
... in my group. They invited me to go get some food with them. They are pretty hilarious, 2/3 are kilts. They decided to go down the drinks menu! Got back to the hotel at 5 only to find out the meeting was a half 4 so we had to get a taxi and walk in late. Had to repack my bag for the trip then me and Natasha went out for tea and got stood up by the scots who fell ...
... sparkling hat and a skirt made for the many twirls incorporated into their traditional dances. Peruvians of all generations, fuelled by the feast beforehand, join hands, partly to support the most drunk in each circle, in the appropriate dance for each consecutive song the brass band pumps out. For some variety a string band complete with harp, mandolin, and guitar take over for a few songs, and though a little more quiet the crowd is ...
... through them.
Coming around a corner I bumped into Linda, the young women from Australia I had met in the hot spring pools two days earlier. She had studied at the University of Cape Town, and had also spent time in San Marcos in Guatemala, and we had a pleasant time exploring the ruins together, taking photos for each other, and hiking up to the Sun Gate, the original point of entry from where one caught the first glance of the white city upon ...