Friday........Fiesta time in Cusco
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Next Tuesday is the biggest party in Peru for the whole year, and Iâ€™m leaving in the afternoon. It is the festival of Inti Raymi and although Tuesday is the biggest day, there are bands, dancing and more in the days preceding Tuesday.
I go to the grammar lesson as usual, back to the house for lunch. Nele comes at 2:30 and we go first to the post office as I want to post an urgent letter o/s. We find out the rules and Iâ€™ll come back tomorrow to post the letter when Iâ€™ve got all the information that I need. Would you believe that Cusco has only one post office? A big city and only one po. O/s postage is very expensive in South America; my plans of sending home excess clothing are being ruined.
After that major event we go back to the Plaza de Armas where there are bands and dancing.
Nele leaves at around 5:30, the arrangement is from 2:30 until 5:30. I walk around the museum. Outside I run into Anna and Luke who were on the Hiram Bingham. It takes me a long while to get a taxi back to the house as there are many tourists here for Inti Raymi. Not only that, but many of the taxis are very small and I canâ€™t fit my right leg into them, so can only take one out of three available taxis. In Cusco at night it is very difficult to work out who is a taxi, then is it a small or larger taxi? Are there people in it or not? Ah the frustrations of life.
Return to the house, have already decided to take antibiotics for my lungs as Iâ€™m only getting worse. Marjolein is still very unwell, I give her some anti nausea medicine from Oz, which she later says worked well. Monica has a bad cough. Allison is off to Puno for the weekend.
Try to ring Oz but canâ€™t get through. Must be doing something wrong. Even a number that I rang from Machu Picchu yesterday wonâ€™t connect. Fortunately I find the info that I need tucked away in my puter.
I take two antibiotics, wake during the night and can tell that theyâ€™re working well. The dreadful coughing etc is dramatically reduced. I am again very grateful for the small medical kit I brought from Oz. Itâ€™s also useful being able to take a known drug.