Sillustani - netypicky cintorin/ Sillustani - unusual cemetery

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December 12th 2010
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Rano sme sa, po dlhom case, mohli konecne poriadne vyspat. Skoro celu noc prsalo a dazd bubnoval na vlnity kus laminatu ktory mame namiesto strechy, bolo to prijemne monotonne a uspavajuce. Po ranajkach sme sa vybrali pozriet si Puno a musime priznat ze sme velmi ocareni neboli, hlavne v porovnani s predchadzajucim krasnym kolonialnym Cuzcom. Nase prve kroky viedli k jazeru Titicaca, mozno to znie zaujimavo a exoticky, ale v skutocnosti sme videli zapachajuci pristav, spinavu vodu a par starsich osarpanych lodiek. Pomerne sklamany sme sa vybrali do stredu mesta a tu sme videli mnozstvo pochodujucich ludi v roznych uniformach a krojoch. Vraj takto pochoduju kazdu nedelu, mi si teda vieme predstavit aj lepsie travenie nedeli, ale co uz. Zvysok mesta posobil spinavo, nedostavane a schatrane. Po obede nas cakal vylet na uz spominane Sillustani, ide o hrobky z predinskych a inskych cias a preto boli postavene v roznych styloch. Vacsina z nich bola aspon ciastocne rozborena, dovodom bolo ze mumie boli pochovavane s mnozstvom drahych kovov a kamenov no a tie pritiahli blesky, ktore su v tejto oblasti velmi caste. O tom sme sa mali moznost presvedcit aj mi na nasej ceste spat do Puna. Obloha sa krasne, dramaticky zatiahla a blesky sa mihali kazdych par sekund. Cesta medzi Punom a Sillustani bola lemovana mnozstvom malinkych usadlosti postavenych z blata a pasucim sa dobytkom.

In the morning, after many days, we could finally get as much sleep as we wanted. It was raining almost whole night and the rain was drumming on the bit of laminate which was used as our roof and it was suprisingly soothing. After our breakfast we went to check out Puno and we were quite dissapointed, especially after comming from beautiful colonial Cuzco. Our first steps led us to shore of Titicaca which may sound romantic and exotic but reality was smelly port, dirty water and few oldish looking little boats. After that we went to the center and saw lots of people in uniforms and traditional costumes marching around. Apparently they do this every Sunday, honestly we can imagene many better ways how to spend Sundays, but thats their choice. The rest of the city looked dirty, unfinished and shabby. After our lunch we went for our trip to already mentioned Sillustani, which are tomb from preinca and inca times and therefore built in different styles. Most of them was at least partly destroyed, the reason was that mummies were buried with plenty of precious stones nad metals and it attracted lightning which is very common in this area. We had a chance to see it first hand on our way back to Puno because the sky changed dramatically and we could see lots of lightnings. The road between Puno and Sillustani was surrounded with many tiny farms from adobe bricks and many cows and goats.

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