Relaxing and Rooftop Dining [August 28, 2011 – Sunday]

After lunch at Don Panchito’s next door (delicious empanadas and jugo (juice) de maracuyá), we gathered together in the courtyard of the Hostal Alfonso II for logistics.  We were given the opportunity to spend another day exploring the city, but the “orientation” group talk we had lasted till 3PM, and we had to meet up … Continue reading

Pre-Ausangate Logistics [20 August 2011, Saturday]

Bought a massive ton of food staples for the camping trip — quinoa, water, bread, tortillas, soup base, powdered milk, cocoa, granola, rubbery mountain cheese, and many many gallons of water.

Good Food and a Museum [19 August 2011, Friday]

Pretty relaxing day, had a delicious Hostal Qorichaska breakfast (as usual), tasty lunch at El Encuentro (pretty much my favorite vegetarian place in Cusco) and checked out the Incan History Museum.  No pictures allowed, but it was really fascinating — showed the progression from pre-Incan to Incan to colonial take-over to modern times through art, … Continue reading

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