View on the other side of the valley
So last monday I arrived here in Cusco after a 9 hour bus journey (bed included). As monday was the first of may, I didn´t have to work and went the next day to the office of GAP. They told me they needn´t anybody in the office, which is fine as I didn´t come here to work behind another computer. They told me I could work as a tour leader in a small village called Ccaccaccollo. Here the women are supported by the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization developed by G.A.P Adventures. They are receiving building materials to build a small hall, where they can weave their products when it rains.
They were trained in the old weaving techniques of the Inca´s and sell their products now to the tourists.
So the next day I went there with the director of GAP here in Cusco to the town to check it out. Apparently the guy Erick has a fancy for sportcars and had a turbo engine in his one. It was filled with methanol and petrol, which gave him some turbo boost. He drove with 160 km an hour through the windy roads of the sacred valley. He also had
Alpaca feeding time
In the background Erick the furious driver with two local women
a camera which flashed in his eye for when he had to change gear. Every time he changed gear the car hissed dangerously and we were catapulted forwarded, what a drive! On the way back I told him that he should go faster, so he did as well!!
Today I had no tours, so I decided to take some private salsa lessons. Better get some more practice in as I am a stiff old European. Tonight the teacher is taking me out to practice some more, curious!
Tomorrow I have 2 tourgroups and on saturday 3. Yes I work on saturday as well!
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