Here’s what Carmen writes today:
Sorry for the blog delay, I had trouble getting an Internet connection at our hotel in Lima. 21 of the team members travelled yesterday to Lima on the way to Cusco. We had a lunch/dinner combo at a Haitian restaurant where we got to witness a very animated gentleman proclaim his love for a young lady. Unfortunately, she didn’t seem so pleased! We did a little local shopping by the hotel–Jon bought QUITE the hat!
Today (Saturday) we took a flight to Cusco. It was pretty amazing landing at 12,000 feet! We all sucked on cocoa leaves and cocoa candy to prepare us for the altitude. Cusco is a quaint little town that’s bustling with people. There are a lot of street vendors and lots of tourists. We ate lunch at an outdoor cafe and had many of the vendors coming up during lunch to try to sell us local items. After a good meal, everyone was in the mood to shop and headed to the central market where there’s tons of shops and majestic, old churches.
Tonight we’ll be eating at the hotel before we catch a very early train up to Machu Picchu. Everyone is very excited to see one of the seven architectural wonders of the world!