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Another day of sightseeing.
First stop Church of San Francisco. A lovely stone carved church, with stain glass windows.
Then El Cuarto del Recate, where the last Inca leader was imprisoned. He paid a ransom of a room full of the gold and 2 of silver.
After the ransom was paid he was taken to the main square and strangled.
Finally a museum with Inca artifices.
That's enough for today.
... travelling in South America they decided to block my card for possible
fraudulent activity – completely stupid as I have been making manual payments
to cover some transactions and been logging in frequently and have not reported
any issues – IDIOTS!
Then they insisted on reading out every single transaction I
had made or not been able to make for the last month and getting me to agree
that it was my transaction. This ...
... the rock to be used to keep the bones of ancestors. These are way pre-Incan in origin.
We have come to Otuzco, our last swing before returning to Lima to prepare for our return to Canada, to visit with two friends from my previous life. Muriel Buckley worked in Km 13 when I first went to Peru. Rita Coumont worked in Chincha Baja. Both are teachers and were the head catechists of both parishes; if the priests would ever admit ...
... you can also see the old Inca Atahualpas bath very well preserved.
While we were in Cajamarca there were still demonstrations going on against the Conga project. Good news is that the project has now been put off for two years. People living in the area are very worried that the company that is operating the mine is going to pollute more water in the area. There are already problems with contaminated water and lots of children are ill. So everyone is saying: CONGA NO!
... to get a
glimpse of rural life. We went to a lake where you could walk onto an
island and see the ducks, went up into one of the buildings which had a
tower. The estate used to have a wealthy owner and was now being used for
tourism. Was great to see the locals out on holiday and they were also
intruiged by me. They were also as amused as me by what happened next as
we got a bit of a show. In ...