OK-OK! Finally done! You would be surprised how long this blog stuff takes! 😊 After returning from Peru on June 14th, I have finished uploading the photos! Be warned--there are a ton!
I am going to let the pictures tell the story this time! We went from Antofagasta on a night bus to Arica, Chile (about 10 hours). We then took a taxi across the border into Tacna, Peru--that took about 3 hou... Read Full Entry
Ahhhh Cusco/CuzcoThis photo was taken after possibly the scariest 10 hours of my life...no kidding. We took a different bus from our friends. but ended up around the same time--like 7 am. My friends had a similar story. I could liken this 12 hour bus trip to a roller coaster on the side of a windy mountain with the name of "Chicken." A one-lane road that could barely fit one vehicle--let alone a huge bus, trying to pass other buses. Yikes! And the toilet didn't flush. And we were the only gringos on the bus, and they were playing a video about Gringos trying to steal Peruvian riches...I was happy to arrive in Cusco!!!
Sun temple rockThe amazing thing about this rock is that it was brought from another mountain by hundreds of workers. There is evidence that they were building more when the Spanish came and halted the construction. Hard to imagine how they did this with the simple materials they had access to at this time! Just the beginning of the amazing sights we saw!
Cool demo on dying alpaca woolWe saw this in a small village called Chinchero. The women served us tea and showed us how they use the alpaca wool--this was her showing us how they clean it. She is grating soap. Cute little baby, too!