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March 26, 2006

Pisaq

Greg and I took a local bus ($.60) to Pisaq, about an hour from Cusco, to check out the Sunday market before Margaret arrived from her 20-hour bus ride from Lima. We hoped to check out the ruins there, but ran out of time.

We picked up some stuff for sandwiches for the train ride to Puno tomorrow—and fresh bread and empanadas out of a hot clay oven. Mmmmm!

The official bus home seemed a madhouse and Greg had spied a private minibus heading back to Cusco for only 1 sole more. We grabbed two seats and the driver filled it up to 14 passengers and a baby, plus two family employees drumming up business. "Uno mas!" the driver commanded, and all the tourists protested. Greg started laughing. He knows from his time in Cameroon that a minibus isn't full until there are goats on the roof and strangers in your lap.

Posted by sedda at March 26, 2006 11:20 PM