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... This was interpreted as a
sign of life and survival and, consequently, the ‘Black Jesus’ still holds a prominent
place in the Cathedral. Another unusual
element is a beautiful carving of Lucifer crouching under the Angels on one of
the wooden alters. It was really quite
impressive and, according to the guide, the only one of its kind. Then, on one of the far stained glass
windows, the angel ...
... managed to get a decent head torch, opting for a more expensive (almost £15) option as I was going to need it in my trek, and most likely for Machu Piccu when I got there next. That night I left the group in the bar and went up for a relatively early night as I was being picked up at 3am in the morning. My small backpack packed with everything I'd need off the trek and my big bag in storage at the hostel I went to check out just before 3am and could hear ...
This is an interesting place. I had to fly there from La Paz, which was a little bit surprising, but I was told that it was a "must see". I don't know if I would go that far, but it was interesting.
It is more flat than Texas at its flattest! You can see for over 2,000 km. I don't know how that computes, and am not that interested in looking it up, but I do know that it is a long, long way. And it is white....pure salt. But, it ...
... roaming the ancient streets, ducking in to the many nooks and crannies. I always thought someone would stop me, or ask me to pay for my explorations. No one ever did. I found art exhibits, libraries, churches, convents, and countless unique corners. Every single one seemed to stand tall and proud of the history that has taken place here.
The day began with a "tour" of the city. Blah, blah, blah, let me roam on my own! As a group ...
... which was never clean and frankly was in the way. Don't know why they built it. We stayed here for a while before Eric turned up and soon after went to the night bar before heading out on the town for the remainder of the night.I awoke the next day with little memory of how I made it back to the hostel. Fortunately I hadn't lost or broken anything. Sign of a great night!