Cusco - Arequipa

Trip Start Sep 11, 2013
Trip End Nov 12, 2013

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Flag of Peru  , Northern Argentina,
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Goodmorning Cusco, lazy day today! Wanted to visit the 12 sided rock, cristo, go trucha fishing, .. But took a long breakfast and a long shower instead, sat talking in the courtyard, in the sun, went to book the afternoon tour, went on the internet... Quite nice to relax! The city tour starts at 14h, we are going to visit coricancha, saqsayhuaman, q'enqo, pukaukara and tambomachay!

And the city tour begins..
Cori means gold, cancha enclosure. The paintings here show mixed influences, dominican/christian mixed with inca.
Visited some temples, temple of venus and the stars, venus as a planet, accompanied by a group of stars..? The rooms are very symmetrical, the windows all alligned. It is amazing how they made the stones so perfect to fit.
God in every language is easy, god, deus, dieu, .. but in quechua it is a long sentance meaning: The vital force that animates life.
Last supper painting in the cathedral at placa de armas is with coca leaves instead of toast and guinea pig instead of lamb.
The cusquenian flag is the gay flag but upside down.
Ate some pinapple in the sun while waiting for the bus to drive back round. Yummy!
Went to saqsayhuaman where the walls are built to represet pumas forehead wrinkles when you look at cusco from te sky/map. There were skeletons found here with stone tooth prostheses, gold or silver for nobles.

Webt to Q'enqo. A random stone in a prominent place gives the shadow of a puma on june 21.
Water: masculin, ground/soil: feminin, because when joined they are fertile for plants..
Saw some stones at pukapukara.. Puka means red (coz of the colour of the soil) and pukara means watchtower, this was a type of messaging stopover point.
Started getting cold, bought choclo with queso, not bad..

Put some juvinal water on my face, for eternal youth at Tambomachay. Here they could communicate wirh pukapukara using sounds, smoke and light.

Finally also visited a souvenir shop where they taught us about the real baby alpaca and fake llama synthetic jumpers. Its all about the softbess really.. But the prices here are ridiculous.

Back to loki! Got my stuff together, cant find ipod... :-(, did i lose ot or have i stuck it inbetween somewhere in my bag hmm.

Got the bus to arequipa at 20:30 with tepsa, took the taxi with sharon from sweden. Very annoying taxi driver. The price is 5-6soles. He said 15, then 12, 10, 8. He was running around back into loki and complaining. Finally he said 7 and drove off (with us). 7 is fine i said, and then he said 'each'! He complained the whole way! How it is much more expensive for a taxi in the usa.. We gave him 7 and left, he didnt say anything. The bus was good, got a nice dinner, plugs to charge phone, wifi, apparently a library and my favourite: a toilet!
The wifi didnt work anymore after about 1hour and the food was cold :p. Watched a film in spanish, updated blog in my presidencial cama and slept..
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karen mae on

Loving the blog jesus!
Take care and enjoy to the fullest
Xo karen mae

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