Thursday, 28 October 2010

Snapshots of final days in Peru - Cusco to Puno

You have to keep your wits about you crossing the street in Cusco.

Michael provides scale to the mighty masonary of Sacsayhuaman (pron: sexy woman) - an Inca fortress overlooking Cusco.  It was largely demolished by the Spaniards on their setting up shop here.  Some of the masonry was lugged down to the city to build the new cathedral.  What an OTT extravaganza of holy mothers and bleeding Christs that place is.  No pics unfortunately.

(Editor´s note - it´s taking so long to upload images on this terminal, there might not be much more to come. Michael and I are now actually in Bolivia - since yesterday, in crazy but fascinating La Paz.  Tomorrow we are off for 7 days on a trek around mountains and valleys of the Cordillera Real - culminating on day 7 with a climb up the glacier to the summit of Huayna Potosi, at just over 20,000 feet.   So it looks like we are going to have to abandon pics of the rest of Peru and off Lake Titicaca on the Bolivian side.)


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