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19th June 2009
Another nice early start with a wake up call at 4.15am for breakfast at
4.45am, ready to leave the lodge at 5.15am. We took the motorised
canoe back to the port and then the hours mini bus back to the
office, before heading to the airport for our flight back to Cusco at
We landed in …
16th June 2009
After sleeping through the alarm and rushing to get ready for 7am to get
breakfast before leaving at 7.30 to Cusco, we received a phone call
to say we were now leaving at 9.30am. Due to the protest everything
was getting delayed, which meant we would not be arriving to Cusco
until very late or even early …
... the regions surrounding Cusco to explore the Inca sites. A highlight of the city tour was visiting the Cathedral of Santa Domingo. It was built in 1559 only 26 years after the Spanish captured Cusco - so Inca labor was used to build it. To make it even more painful for them, the stones used to build the cathedral were taken from an Inca site, Saqsaywaman. As it was built by the Incas there is a lot of Inca iconography throughout the church. This was done in part to build links ...
... weeks have been a little bit of everything. Trips that I had planned have fell through, but others have serendipitously come in their place. And situations that seemed really awful and bleak have turned into very important opportunities for me in my personal and professional development. I believe that the universe is juggling my life with an *interesting* sense of humor, and possibly even a grander plan than I am currently aware of...
Today was a day of endless winding roads around mountains, less than 2 lanes wide, with busses passing each other with inches to spare on each side. Unfortunately, I was sitting by the window on "the cliff side" and could see several hundred feet down. We also had to a maneuver around road crews repairing avalanches. Very reassuring.
It was an interesting trip though because right out in the middle of absolutely nowhere ladies would set up shop on a rock with ...