Trip Start Jun 13, 2008
51Trip End May 25, 2009
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We swapped hostels that morning, because we had been paying 28 Soles each for a dorm room and we found a double room with a private bathroom for 40 and a load of our friends were staying there...
That day was Inti Raymi, the Inka festival of the winter solstice, which is a massive festival for Peruvian people, so Tom and I climbed the gigantic hill - seriously, you think Bristol is hilly, you ain't seen nothin! - and watched some of the ceremony... it was $90 to get a seat, so we watched from afar and then made our way back down... I don't have any photos of it, but I think Tom took a few...
At one point it was a bit scary cos the police had a barrier up to stop people just running down the hill, but about 200 of them decided to charge... there wasn't much the police could do so they just went, but as they started running Tom grabbed my hand and we ran in the opposite direction... at the time it sounded like a riot starting, but it was all good!!
Then Tom and I got back and sampled the local trout, which is a bit famous round here, and spent the rest of the evening on the internet! This morning we're killing some time before we get onto another bus, this time to La Paz, the world's highest capital city... where we will visit San Pedro prison (scary!) and hopefully meet up with all those guys we've been hanging around with...
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