Wandering around

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La Campania cathedral in the plaza

Cucso, or to use the original Quechua, Qosq’o, translates to “the navel of the world” which is how the Inkas viewed the place. It is an impressive city too.


We spent most of the day wandering around and getting the odd bit of admin done. About 80% of the entire city seems to be made up of things for tourists • hotels, bars, restaurants, artisan shops, art shops, alpaca shops and travel/tour agencies. Due to the competition, there are always people outside the restaurants trying to entice you in with a  free drink (pisco sour or equivalent).


Feeling a bit lazy we went and watched the France v Switzerland world cup match at a pub.


Yet another great, descriptive German saying is “Muesli Tante”, which translates to Muesli aunt. The implication is the type of people who dress up in tie-dye clothing, are really “into nature, man” and all the natural remedy stuff. Peru in general, and Cusco area in particular, has got to be heaven for these people. Every second shop sells stuff catering to their needs. Hence, there is a lot of real tasteless crap in the shops.

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La Campania cathedral in the plaza
La Campania cathedral in the plaza
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