Another wee update from yesterday!
Hi all. It´s around 6:30am Cusco time and I thought I would get a quick jump on the ole´computer this morning as I didnt get to write too much last night because there was a massive queue in the hostel for the computers .. so here´s a few more wee charmers from yesterday. After I had unpacked a bit, I thought "Right, time to go adventuring and check out this wonderful and ancient city". So I open the door of the hostel, stepped outside, took a deep breath, and ...then - the damn pigeon pooped all down my brand new REI "sporty spice" jacket.. Hmmnn - an omen I think. It IS supposed to be a lucky sign I suppose so that´s how I´m interpreting it! I have attached a new photo - this is the view from the hostel bar.. not bad eh. Cusco is apparantly the undisputed archeological capital of the Americas as well as the continent´s oldest continuously inhabitated city. There are massive stone Inca walls lining the city streets, and the streets themselves are cobbled with some of them being very steep and narrow. I was walking past one of the wee squares yesterday evening and there were about 40 children, aged between 4-6 i think, all learning a new dance for an upcoming Creole Festival of all things. Their teacher, this very excitable flute player, was obviously running the show and doing a pretty good job with the kids, except for this one wee boy in a pink shirt who kept getting his left and right mixed up. It was hilarous - his pals kept trying to help him get it right and the teacher would come over and raise his hands, then they would all burst out laughing together. Sounds kinda corny but it was very funny to watch. OK enough of my ramblings.. again.. I´m to buy "un te y un churros de chocolate" down town before i start my tour at 8:30am..will try to post those shots tonight but if not, you won´t hear from me for a few days as I´ll be climbing all over Macchu Picchu. Wish me luck. Stefanie