Trip Start Feb 02, 2013
22Trip End Feb 26, 2013
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Once we arrived in Cusco, we took a bus to the Plaza De Armas where we visited the Cathedral there. The Cathedral has three Cathedrals within it and has one of the most outstanding examples of goldwork. It is made of carved wood with gold leaf over it. The Cathedral also houses many paintings of local artists of the time, including a Last Supper depicting Jesus and the twelve apostles feasting on guinea pig, which is a traditional delicacy here.
Since the medication for altitude is a diuretic, Dad made friends with two other guys and everywhere we went today they were always using the bathrooms
After a visit to Sacsawhuaman, Dad and I walked around the Plaza de Armas, which is known as "the square of the warrior". There are many little shops and its a very fun place to be. All the roads that are in Cusco are so narrow.... they can only fit one car and barely that. There are policia everywhere directing traffic, hanging out on motorcycles and I even saw one giving a ticket. Most of the policia we saw were women which is also interesting.
Tonight we are relaxing for our BIG day ahead of us tomorrow. We are headed to Machu Picchu. Im so excited to hike and explore this beautiful place. Its also lower in altitude than Cusco so Im hoping that will help with altitude sickness, and perhaps the Bano boys will find some relief.