Cusco

Trip Start Oct 20, 2008
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Trip End Feb 08, 2009


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Monday, November 3, 2008

After going around the Bus station 2 times with our newly met travel companions we decide to opt for a rather cheap option but when we came back to get the bus we were told that the bus wasn't leaving - the bus driver was at the cemetary. Got tickets exchanged for free but ended up in a coach with no toilet, no leg room and not very good suspension (or breaks). Orignially we were supposed to arrive at Cusco at 4h in the morning and be able to sleep in the bus till 6am but with the new company we ended up at Cusco at 3h30 and kicked out of the bus.



Got to a Hostel at 4h and slept till 10 when we leaft with Victor (Argentinian friend met at the islands) to meet another Mathilde (again met on the islands) to go up to the ruins above Cusco. We got a taxi up to Tambomachay (old Incan baths) and walked our way down towards Cusco visiting other ruins on the way. 

After Tambomachay we arrived at  Pukapukara (Incan ruins of an hunting/military/meditation outpost), 



then Q'enqo, a massive sacrifice alter, where I got whisteld down by guards because I was climbing up when you werent supposed to (the guide book says you can, lol). 



The final place visited was Saqsaywaman (Pronounced 'Sexy Woman' but meaning 'satisfied faucon' in Queshua. Saqsaywoman is the ruins of an old Incan fort, an imposing structure eventhough only roughly 20% of the size of the original building (The spanish dismantle the fort to use to stonesto build churhces, houses, etc). Got back to cusco after the 10km walk and went out to drink in town with all the people we met at the islands and that had accompanied us up to Cusco (10 people), we got loads of free drink flyers in the street for different bars and as such went from bar to bar drinking for free. Next day going around to Moray.



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lamama
lamama on

Hi Boys,
Je suis accroche a mon ordi et le radio et je vois la carte US devenir progressivement bleu et rouge...plutot bleu pour l'instant heureusement. Obama a pris Pennsyvania.....merci Oliv, c'etait surement ta vote.

Bravo pour le blog. Ton voyage a l'air super et quelle plaisir pour nous de te suivre.

Les photos font rever. Reve, reve les garcons et profitez.

Gros bisous,

Maman Jo

oliv
oliv on

Re: Hi Boys,
hay moma,
saw evrything live in an americain bar in cusco, really weird but great stuff, im really happy as well, thank god the fascists are out of power.
Anyway, we are really far from all this, enjoying life without politics really,
love you

hope evryone enjoys the celebration

:)

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