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... first stop. No one is keen to really get out of the bus and just wants to kick on as we had already seen condors during the hike yesterday but we are forced out, have a quick look and jump back in after a few minutes. The bus trip continues to be a laugh as we pull up at a small stop where we could get photos with hawks, llamas and alpacas or try a Colca sour, which is a pisco sour mixed with a local fruit which was a very sour version of a kiwi fruit. As I love sour fruits, we decide ...
... jumped on our chance. I'd heard cuy was not that great because they don't have much meat, etc. But, this was already cleaned for us and it just tasted like dark meat chicken or pulled pork. I have to say, it was pretty tasty.
To finish, we had a salad that was OK (too much going on) and I had onion soup that was good but my stomach was feeling a little touchy from the sour mix. P had alpaca steak with "biscuity" potatoes.
... share information that are being passed around from west coast to the mountains.
Then lastly, we had dinner with Holly who adopted a deaf Peruvian named Dante. Holly is hoping to enroll Dante at TSD soon. For dinner, we had cuy. It is a guinea pig and is Peru’s famous dish for centuries.
Day 4 treated us well and we are looking forward to shop for some local items at the market in Pisac.
Well we got up early (4am!) to catch our flight from Lima to cusco. Again check in and security was a breeze. And we had time to kill in the airport. After eating it didn't seem like we had to wait too long so that was nice! Our next rounds of flights all have some decent layovers.... Cross that bridge when it comes I suppose! It's different flying into cusco. It's at a high altitude of 3,339m (11,152 ft) so when we were landing we got just below the clouds, ...
... of the day was Chincheros, unfortunately the rain started half way between Ollantaytambo and Chincheros so we couldn't visit the ruins, instead we stopped at a local workshop where we were shown how colourful textiles are prepared.
The trip from Chincheros back to Cusco went for around an hour due to heavy traffic and the intense rain.
Tomorrow we are going to Macchu Pichu, that got to be the highlight of our trip