Planning for the Inka Trail

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Processions never end

The day before the Inka Trail. Nerves and last minute stuff. Also, we had to fit in the Germany v Poland world cup match for obvious reasons. 

 

We spent the morning seeing the sights and bumped into another fiesta/parade. This time, the day before Corpus Christi, is celebrated by groups of dressed up people carrying figures from one barrio (suburb) to another to place them in a church. All of this with music, dancing and lots of people following. Along the way we found a huge market selling everything from raw meat and fish, to clothing, freshly made fruit juice  and toiletries.

 

Thankfully, Germany pulled off a last minute goal to win against Poland. When we left the game, we found that the procession had made its way to the main plaza and consisted of guys wearing masks running past and whipping each other with rope. Very odd.

 

In the evening we had our first briefing about the upcoming entertainment that we were about to enter into. Luis, or Lobo as he is more commonly known, was our guide and led the briefing. This included a map of the trek and a brief rundown of what we would expect on each day. Nervous.

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Processions never end
Processions never end
Yet more dancing and festivity
Yet more dancing and festivity
The famous 12 cornered rock in Cus…
The famous 12 cornered rock in Cu…
Main cathedral on the plaza
Main cathedral on the plaza
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photo by: Vlindeke