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Cusco, Sacred Valley and New Year!

By peter on Mon 02 of Jan., 2006 03:08 UTC
We have had some really nice and relaxing days here in and around Cusco. We spent Friday shoping souvenirs and drinking coffee and yesterday we did some classic tourist things (museums etc).

Yesterday night we had a really great time. We started of with some beers at a nearby pub before we went to a nice pub/restaurant for dinner. At midnigt we all went down to Plaza de Armas for celebrating the New Year in a traditional Peruan manner, i.e. running a lap around the plaza. Yiaks, it was so crowded!

This morning at 7.30am the alarm went of and a few hours later we went by bus to Pisaq, located in Sacred Valley, and the weekly Sunday market. While Emma enjoyed herself around the market I took a hike up the valley watching some old inca ruins.

In the afternoon we went to Ollantaytambo, western end of the Sacred Valley, to watch a famous inca fortress.

Tomorrow is the last day here in Cusco before we head out on the inca trail so we will probably just relax and buy the last souviners (I have promised my dear friend a Peruan flute).

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