La Casona Real Hotel
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... to bring some Andean influence to the religion and give the people something to identify with. In the sacristy there's a painting of the crucifixion attributed to Van Dyke. Ten smaller chapels surround the nave, with the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, and the Chapel of El Senor de lots Temblores (The Lord of Earthquakes) are beautiful. The Cathedrals magic lies in the mingling of history and legend. They say that when the Cathedral was built an Inca prince was ...
... looks a bit like a Greek amphitheatre but was thought to have been an outdoor laboratory which the Incas used for testing the best growing conditions for particular plant species. They created a very clever system of circular tiers in which different tempartures, aspects, shade/sun and other microclimate characteristics could be tested. Near this site was the incredible Salinas de Maras or salt mines, created by ...
... from camp - lots of hairpins.
Found after the lunch break really hard work as we made our way steadily uphill again before summiting the hill to look down onto Cusco down in a bowl. A grotty road into the town with lots of traffic - was I glad to finally see the gate into the town with the hotel less than ...
... and left to evaporate over a couple of months. The salt is then harvested by hand by the Peruivan community, as it has been done for hundreds of years.
It's our last day in Cusco, it's been really good having five days in Cusco to explore the area and city. There is so much to see!
Tomorrow we leave for Lima for two nights before leaving Peru for Chilie.
... were led into a simple room, with benches facing a series of photographs of Inca sites and maps. Here, we were told more about the Inca religion and how they respected their environment, using the celestial markers in the sky above them to predict weather, crops, seismic activity and natural disasters and allow the, to store food, prepare for times of hardship and feed a growing population at times of extreme drought. From here, we were led into the next room, a vast, unexpected ...
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