And so it ends...
Cusco Travel Blog› entry 7 of 7 › view all entries
Well, one thing you can depend on when you are traveling is that you can´t depend on anything. We have actually been pretty lucky so far with only a few minor bus break downs here and there. But last night, as we were preparing to take an overnight bus to Lima so we can catch our flight home tomorrow, we found out that there is a huge labor strike on now which meant that no buses were running in or out of Cuso last night. We were also told that the chances of getting a bus today were slim and we might be looking at taking a flight for $100 more. Our hostel is booked for tonight and when Chris went to talk to the hostel manager, Sergio, he said if we couldn´t find a way out of Cusco today we could stay at his house for cheap.
So there is only one thing you can do when you are stuck in a city because of a labor strike. And that is go out dancing. So that´s what Chris and I did last night. After a day of site seeing, visiting churches and walking around Cusco neighborhoods. We ended our stay here in Cusco with a night out and many drinks. I am feeling a little hazy today and tired.
This morning we came out of our hostel to a very quiet city.
We spent the morning getting ready to leave and watching the labor strike demonstrators while we had breakfast. I took pictures of the strikers, but for some reason my pictures turned out blue. Oh well. It is a pretty peaceful demonstration and from what I gather it is only a one day strike.
And so ends my Peru trip. I am going to miss Cusco. I have grown pretty fond of it and of our hostel, Hostel Rojas, and of Sergio, the hostel manager. I told him I would miss him. I am very sure he will miss me too. Ha.
I had an awesome time here. I can´t say it was the most relaxing vacation. I worked hard. Lots of hiking. But it was absolutely worth it. And I would definitely do it all again if I had the chance.