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I write from the Ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, or Cusco, depending on whether or not you're feeling in a 'z' mood. Of primary concern are the sporadic explosions. Sounds like fireworks, but it's broad daylight. Who uses fireworks in broad daylight? It could also be gunshot, but it's broad daylight. Who shoots things in broad daylight? Whatever, there are exploding sounds, but none of the locals seem too concerned. So I guess all ...
Tour of Temple of the Sun and then Inca sites on hills around city. Lunch and then walking up and down fascinating city. Final beer overlooking Plaza Mayor. Can't take photos inside most churches and museums. Sales of books and postcards needed for income. Bit of rain and thunder this ...
... and we head towards the Colca valley which takes us over a slightly breathless Patapampa pass at 4910m which has the dubious distinction of being the highest drivable mountain pass in the world. Certainly a tad chilly and not helped by some unseasonal snow. We spot a few Vicuna on the way- 5 years inside if you knock one of those over by mistake. A 55 kmh speed limit means there is no excuse.
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... was coming along so I told her to hurry up group coming. The guide and I aren't exchanging Xmas cards.
One more day in Cusco, we are going market exploring then we fly to Montevideo, I am looking forward to that city. After that we have no firm plans, talk to people and see what happens.
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... cathedral that had won. By this time, the church was already as beautiful as it currently is and still holds its own against its neighbour sitting perpendicular to it on the square. Inside, we visited the crypts, seeing the original frescoes that would have existed when it was an Inca temple (the many churches in the city owe their very existence to the fact that the Spanish built all of their churches on the site of former temples, and since Cusco was the very heart of the Inca ...