Cuzco, Days 2 and 3

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May 9th 2011
Published: May 17th 2011
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We continue to have a wonderful stay here with very good weather. It´s the perfect time to come to Peru.
Here are two photos of our rafting trip on the Urubamba River. I´m going to let the photos and the captions of Days 2 and 3 in the Cuzco area speak for themselves. I hope you enjoy the colors and costumes.
Tomorrow, three of our party of 15 return to the U.S. while the rest of us continue by bus to Lake Titicaca. I´ll probably add my last entry at the end of our 3 days there.
Hasta luego! (enjoying using my Spanish again, but it sure is "rusty".)

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Group photoGroup photo
Group photo

before we board our rafts on the Urubamba River
riding the waterriding the water
riding the water

HK sitting at front right
children shining the graveschildren shining the graves
children shining the graves

Families pay them to do this. They rub the brass with their hands.
Personalized gravePersonalized grave
Personalized grave

mementos evoking the personality of the deceased person
Saqsaywaman, entrance signSaqsaywaman, entrance sign
Saqsaywaman, entrance sign

Quachua name meaning "Satisfied Falcon" but sounds like "sexy woman"
Marco describing the ruinMarco describing the ruin
Marco describing the ruin

Massive fortifications built under the reign of Inca Pachacutec, who envisaged Cuzco in shape of Puma,with Saqsaywaman as head.
A curanderoA curandero
A curandero

A healer blesses our group during ceremony
Mother's Day in PeruMother's Day in Peru
Mother's Day in Peru

we celebrated in a restaurant

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