^RUINS! in and around Cusco!^

Trip Start Jan 15, 2010
Trip End Jun 18, 2010

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It was bound to happen.

Me, getting behind on my blog entries!

Of course its only because Ive been so busy, and when the time does come where Im wrestling with the idea of updating my blog or getting out there and having new experiences...well we all know which wins in the end! 

So yes, last week and this weekend has been quite filled!  On Wednesday after school Lee and my friend Leticia, and I went to Qoricancha, or the Incan-built Sun Temple.  The original Incan walls are in such amazing shape, you forget how old they actually are.  Like almost all museums, photos were not allowed.... BUTTT we REALLYYY wanted them... too pretty not to have some!  SO we spent most of our time hiding behind the Inca walls and columns built by the Spaniards, expertly snapping pictures when the security man wasnt looking, and shaking our heads at others who were doing the same thing... I know, I know, its baddd, but trust me, the pictures were worth it!  

That night I attended salsa classes for the second or third time?  There are a bunch of new girls at the language school, and we all had QUITE the time trying to dance in the small room!  It was a little confusing though because there was only one guy with about 30 teenage girls, so the teacher, Coco (quite the character), made us alternate between playing the guy role and the girl one.  Of course that meant we all had to know how to dance both roles... doing one is hard enough! lol  But it was really fun, and I was quite tired (and dizzy from turning so much!) after an hour of it!  Then I was supposed to meet Lee at the fountain at the Plaza, so I asked the girls if they wanted to come, and off we went.  Ive included a photo of us all at the fountain.. Note Lee is the only guy!  Lucky, no?  : p

We all ended up going to eat, but I only had 20 soles so Lee and I examined the menu for the most "economical" meal, making sure there would be enough change to pay for my taxi ride home!  Haha.  The girls are all so nice! They are from Holland, England, and I think some from Germany?  Lee and I were the only Americans.

On Thursday I had school in the morning and then my Brazilian friend, Leticia, and I went on the City Tour.  We saw Sacsayhuaman (pronounced like Saaxy woman) , Qnqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay.  They were all pretty impressive, but I would not recommend going to the Museo del Sitio del Qoricancha (the one underground by Qoricancha) even though it is included in the Boleto Turistico (a ticket that gives you access to the popular sites in and around Cusco) because its pretty lame.  Not much to see.  The Inka Musuem is MUCH more interesting..well actually the Inka Musuem IS interesting...and this one quite frankly is not. 

At the archaelogical sites Leticia and I took a lot of photos, and ended up having to run for the bus at the end....  ha  GREAT exercise though! Running at 11,000 feet!  WOO!

So this brings us to Friday...  And guess what we did?  Dancing?  YES YES

Sooo I was supposed to meet my host sister Paola and her cousin, Jose, at 10 at Inka Team, a discoteca, but they didnt show up in the end (and I had no cell phone because its dangerous to take them to the PACKED clubs) so I ended up dancing with my friends from school.  My friend Leticia, whom I spent most of my time with, ended up hooking up with this guy, SOO Lara was left on the sidelines... haha  It happens. 

LUCKILY Saturday night made up for it.... 

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Bri <3 on

Lars! I absolutely love reading your posts.
It sounds like your having an amazing time, and you'll be a pro salsa dancer in no time I'm sure ;)
haha i liked the "kiss in your pocket" story, hahaha I can totally see you getting a little flustered and confused haha.
Also, your pictures are beautiful and I can't wait to hear more of your adventures!

ps. happy birthday! we'll have to go out sometime in canada this summer maybe. xoxoxoxox

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