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Cusco

Four days till my Incan Trail hike!

sunny 14 °C

Hi all;

Writing to you from Cusco. Its been good here, met some great people so far. It is a different city from most anywhere in South America- you can buy gucci watches, begels and cappucinos. But some of the streets have Incan stonework and are truly amazing.

Moved hostals today because the other one I was in was too expensive- everything cheap was booked for the festival, Inti Raymi, the festival of the sun. Its Peru´s biggest festival and people carpeted the hillsides to watch the play, performed in Quechua. Of course, we couldn´t understand a word of it. But the costumes and actions were amazing. And sitting on a hillside for five hours with friends and hundreds, likely thousands of Peruvians wasn´t half bad either.

I´ve made friends with a bunch of people who are taking Spanish classes here at a school in Cusco. I´m actually proud of myself that my spanish is comparable to theirs- they have been intensively been studying for two months and I have only been travelling. Every day I feel a lot more confident.

Gotta go now meet my friend for lunchy lunch. ç

HUGZ!

Posted by SJS 11:52 Archived in Peru

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