Gordon took the notion to a shave on Sunday. The barber was a true artistand spent about 45 minutes giving Gord the smoothest shave ever for $4.
Monday and Tuesday took us away to the Sacred Valley.
Did you know there are over 3000 varieties of potato in Peru!
We did lots of walking during the 2 days up down and across the Sacred Valley so feel much more prepared and acclimatised for the 4 day walk to Machu Picchu Friday week.
On the Sacred Valley tour we also saw how local women use plants for dying wool. Fascinating seeing cochineal being ground from the cactus and turning wool red before our eyes.
We also tasted Chicha … a local brew … at a pub operation.
Next door to the bar was a guinea pig barn. Please note we have not gone down the road of eating them and will probably not… especially after Silvana our Spanish teacher became sick last week after eating cuy… guinea pig. We have however eaten a lovely alpaca carpaccio.
Our 2 night excursion gave us the chance to have a hot shower, or 3… and sleep in a warm room with CNN on TV. Funny how the simple things in life can make you smile when they are taken away. We of course have this option where the locals have the daily grind of hard work under the harshest of circumstances.
Tonight we did our Spanish lesson by candle light as had our second blackout… what can you do this is Peru!