Hosteria La Andaluza
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- Continental Breakfast
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... I restrained myself - no more shopping. Lol Vicuña are the animals most prolific on the slopes as we travel up. They are pack animals and are really pretty. It is getting very cold and the windows are fogging up and it is raining. We have travelled to over 4000m so far, the fog and mist obscure the view so I'm not sure how much we will be able to see. Apparently this will be the highest we get to during our stay in South America - good ...
... and it's back on track. Not sure what it is with us and bikes, but we head off again and are cruising along. Was good to see every other cyclist just stare at us trying to fix it with not a single offer to see if we needed a hand or anything while we tried fixing it in the rain. Further down the road we see a big black bull on a rope bucking around on the road, stopping traffic and pulling a few people behind it. Not sure what was going on, we dismount our bikes ...
... on a hike however, when we finally reached the summit we were greeted by cloud covered mountain peaks and a swing that had us flying off the side of a mountain. We also met a couple up there who said that they had just got back from Machu Picchu and that this was harder so I'm hoping this puts me in good stead for MP.
We found an easier route back on our descent which, was slightly frustrating. We also met a local family who tried to ...
... who performs her very own miracles.
The Virgin de la Agua Santa has a church in the center of Banos. It's a not a big church, or a very old one, but it's probably my favorite one, ever, because of its attitude. The floors of the church are plain but the ceiling is white and blue and yellow painted tiles. Unlike a lot of cathedral-type churches that try to scare you into salvation with bloody effigies and threats ...
... to kill anything else to eat. We didn't see any backpack wearing cats, but it wasn't because we didn't try.
You may be wondering how the lead from the bullets and the corpses from the slaughter effected the fragile ecosystems of the islands but that is, apparently, a very unscientific thought, because our guide did not want to answer that question. He DID say, however, that the corpses were left where they fell to rot/dry/dessicate so the nutrients could ...