We touched down at
Paolo and Isabel, the first Peruvians I met bade me farewell as they headed home to their families while waited for my flight at 5:15am to
When we touched down at Cusco airport after one and a half hours flight, I was fetched by Henry of the Samay Wasi Hostel and took me to the van where I met Bulgarian friends Philip, Vassy and Tsvety who came all the way from
The sights were so amazing. Most people were still wearing traditional clothes. The structures of buildings were so impressive as well. A few colonial churches were there that I saw. I encountered the South American camelid animal called llama. Definitely it was an exciting culture I have experienced.
We went to the Peruvian
Prior to our ascent we were taken to a marketplace and were given free mate de coca or local tea to zip. It is believed to get you going on higher altitudes if you drink this tea. I bought one huge corn for 2 soles. It has large kernels. My jaw got tired of chewing the corn. We saw many Andean crafts and souvenir products being sold. We did not let pass pictorials with llmas with a local mother and daughter in traditional Quechuan costumes. The mother was also doing the weaving. A donation of any amount is made after taking photos.
We stopped by for a lunch in one of the restos. It was a buffet of Peruvian foods where I and Philip basically tried most of the foodstuff available.
Then we proceeded to the town of
Chinchero was our last stop for that day. This is a village that comprises of adobe houses. We visited the adobe colonial church located at the main plaza. This was built in the early 17th century. Its walls and ceilings are covered of floral and religious designs.
On the following day, we continued our tour by car arranged by a travel agent. We headed to the town of
It was an exciting ride we had on the Peru Train for an hour where we got a glimpse of the mountains, water falls and rivers. To cap our day, we tried the banos termales for 10 soles. There were various pools available for different levels of water temperature. We were rejuvenated and that we had good night sleep.