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Aside from the two afternoon sessions instead of one, today has been pretty similar to last week. Along with the rain. As it had last week, it started to rain heavily while we finished our last class.
Looks like the sewer system isn't set up the best; the drains are not ideally located and that's why the streets flood.
At least my bag and my person weren't completely ...
... with copper, silver, and gold; beautifully made pre-Colombian artifacts.
The second floor houses many rooms of religious art. These pieces are very graphic. Crucifixion sculptures show guts and bones and the sculptor apparently used human blood rather than red dyes. The eyes are often made of glass.
The paintings of the Holy Family are also "realistic". One painting shows a topless Virgin ...
... west in the north and then for 6 months of year in the South. Used sun shadow to demonstrate where shadow was shining. Then showed instrument used to tell the time and explained how usually 5 to 20 minutes out from own watch as there aren't actually 24 hours in a day it is slightly less which is why we have a leap year every four years - need to read up on this! Got confused thinking about it now why shadow was in north yet time reading was shining in the South. ...
... can't imagine if I had actually signed up for a real hike! We drove to a local lagoon and appreciated the local park before going up to the Mirador for the best view in the area. While I was expecting a traditional viewpoint, the landscape changed dramatically and all of a sudden we were in a frozen tundra with insane winds. At 15,000 feet, we were vastly unprepared in our zip-up fleeces. We were told we had an hour to "play around" but after ...
... volcanos with their tops covered in snow in the distance, and the clouds got really low but it didn't rain so I was extremely lucky as it rains every day here (apart from today). I was 4000 metres high! I then got the cable car down and shared a taxi back with another lovely Swede. I got lost trying to find my hostel even though it was down the road the taxi dropped us off on, and I had a map. I then went for lunch with Frida and I had ...