Monday.........Last day in Cusco
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Went to school this morning, no splint so Allison and I could take a smaller taxi. We had some difficulty getting a taxi because there were so many people wanting them. After the lesson I went into the FairPlay office to use the wifi, but it was down again. I got some money from an atm. The maximum allowed was NS400, AUD147 which wasn’t enough for me as I had to pay the family and Nele, so I had to take a second lot of NS400. Each withdrawal cost me NS4.5, AUD 2.50. I found a very large bottle of wine for NS40, AUD14 which I wanted as a present for the family. I would come back later to buy it, as I didn’t want to walk around with it all afternoon.
I sat and watched the dancers in the Plaza de Armas for a while and then went up to meet Nele at the Inca Museum.
Not long after I arrived home Gloria and Roy also came home. I gave them the rent money and the bottle, which I had wrapped in some pretty ghastly wrapping paper. They were very pleased and I went up and had some food with them, which I didn’t really need.
Went back to my room and the others came home and told me what they’d been doing. They’re going to the Plaza around 8:30 tomorrow morning, but I’m going to stay home, tidy up and pack my bag. My right knee is a bit sore from the day’s outing and there will be many, many people in town. I’ve already seen lots of dancers and bands and I don’t want to face the inevitable crush.
Trivia: In Chile, Bolivia and Peru (well in Cusco anyway), when you go to the toilet you put the toilet paper in a bin next to the toilet, not in the toilet. Obviously the toilet systems were not made to cope with paper.