El Dorado San Agustin
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... works of art that represent the unique and famous Cusco School of Art. This is an art form developed by local artisans dating from the 16th Century and based on a combination of European religious art in baroque, Neo-classical and gothic his style with a distinctive local flavour. The effects are outstanding wood carved pulpits and choirs; altars decorated with silver, gold and precious stones; paintings and sculptures of the Virgin ...
... we need into our small day backpacks and hit the sack. Early start tomorrow so hoping for a solid sleep before the big few days commence. Best moment: going to the gym.. Health feels good!! Worst moment: waiting for this "parade" for 2 hours and then having to get up and walk away as we had a briefing to get to re our inca jungle trek tour, however it turned out to be the precession .. Lucky we didn't wait any longer.. Banana moment: unfortunately none ...
... we snuck in an extra stop on the way back - at an old Inca swing bridge, which we all duly crossed.
And the Andes are impressive, can't wait to start the trek now! The Peruvians are very hard working - crop farming manually comprises 80% of total production. Always in the fields harvesting or shepherding their stock. And they terrace and farm up the slopes, no land is spared from cropping despite the gradient!
Returning to Cusco, and going into the city ...
... 241;ata Amiga?" "Piñata amigo?" Before volunteering and after our spanish class were walking around trying to find a place for lunch and ended up seeing the boys out on a "field trip" with some other volunteers. The one little boy loves mike and recognized him right away and ran up "amigo!! Amigo!! Piñata?" So eventually when the colouring fizzed out we went outside to do another layer on the piñatas. It was freezing!! The rain stopped, but it was cloudy ...
... dirt roads. Those were the coolest ones, who knows when the last time they were visited? Or what they were for? They werr over grown and not well maintained giving them an eerie and real feel. Truly a wonderful sight. There are several main ruins that are on the "must see circuit" the ruins at pisqa, ollantaytambo and morray. The ones at pisqa are phenomenal! Such a huge complex with all sorts of buildings and structures preserved. I spent almost 4 hours here alone.tje ...