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... of the Sapa Inca (King) or to stop a famine, the children and adolescents they used for these sacrifices were first drugged on coca and alcohol. More than a little creepy to me. Perhaps the best thing the Spanish did was put a stop to human sacrifice, at least in this way.
The Inca religion had multiple gods, but was primarily dualistic, and was focused on the sun and moon, the father and mother of their people, the male sun higher than the female ...
... which you can see in the pictures I've posted. In fact, I saw one stand with lots of different corn varieties where the woman running it had posted a sign saying "Tip for Photo". I thought she was shrewd for doing that! A lot of tourists, including myself, were taking pictures of the market. It's interesting to be in Peru, or anywhere in South America or Central America, and see the disparity in income and quality of life. Outside the more touristy ...
... forever to get there. At 3:15pm we arrived at our camp which was at 3,900m and at the base of Salkantay Mountain. Just as we got to camp it started raining extremely heavily and we all went to where our tents were (they were all under a small construction made from tarpaulin so we had a kind of communal area). At 5pm we had "happy hour" which meant we got some popcorn and biscuits and tea. This was ...
... a few more token pictures with llamas and native families, the minibus brought us back to Arequipa for about 4.
In Arequipa we sampled the local dessert after dinner, queso helado - Cheese ice cream. The ice cream was delicious, not cheesy at all but tasted of vanilla and cinnamon. We finished the night with a few games of pool in the wild rover with the rest of the crew. As usual, I won every game of pool I played. ...
... been full, warm and fun. The nights equally as full and fun, but cold. We have virtually had the whole time here to ourselves, as most of the group have been on excursions. Fortunately, we are still well, with no illness other than a little altitude sickness earlier on. I think everyone in the group have suffered from at least gut rot, with 2 of the guys developing D&V whilst in the Amazon. Not exactly what you want when you have paid $699 for an excursion with the ...