|Drinking "Chicha Morada" - a drink|
made from purple corn
This was another great week in Cusco and halfway through the week we realized how much we really love it here and we decided to cancel two weeks of travel around Peru and stay here until Jan. 1st. This way we will have a chance to be here for the holidays. We will take a side trip next week to Puno and Lake Titicaca (next week's blog) and will still go to see the Nazca Lines on the first of the new year. Most of the pictures this week are of friends. We are so lucky that wherever we go we seem to find a circle of good friends to spend time with. Here again we have friends of all ages and from so many different parts of the world. Cusco is much more of an international city than San Miguel and also many are much younger than we are.
|Our 20 year old friend Tess from Holland|
|My new home away from home with|
Yeni at the bead store. We are enjoying
teaching each other - in Spanish only!
|Friends along the way during our|
7 hour hike in the countryside
|More friends - Chantal from France and|
Cathy from Berkeley, CA. This is a very
transient community but somehow we have
met some great people to share time with
|Fredy and his wife Monica. Fredy was our|
guide on the Inca trail 6 years ago. We
had the chance to spend the whole day with
the family today.
|The street up to San Blas where we walk|
every day for our yoga classes. Rare
to see the street with no cars.
|The valley of Cusco - surrounded by mountains|
|The Plaza de Armas - decorated for Navidad|
|Fredy's mother grinding dandelions -|
making a special drink for Fredy for
|My new best friend and spanish teacher -|
Fredy's youngest daughter
|Proud store owner - this hat is typical|
of a small town outside Cusco.
|With a police escort we head to a|
school on the outskirts of Cusco to
feed 250 kids.
|high - fives!|
|They may not have much in the way of food|
but they have a great view of Cusco!
|Everyone is happy!|