It has been officially 8 days since I´ve arrived in Peru. I still trips me out when I think about where I am, but I have gotten accustomed to certain things. It also helps that I have met a great bunch of people to share new adventures with. =) One of our bigger bonding sessions was during our salsa class on Friday evening. Watching everyone learn to salsa, most especially the guys was fun. Then the instructors handed us their cards including a club where they teach every night. So, after eating at an Indian buffet, which made me nostalgic for my appendage and her people., we ended up at Zazu. For a Friday night, it was pretty dead. After seeing the empty place, we figured we´d just go in for cervezas and watch the few people dance. However, since our instructors remembered us, we weren´t getting off easy. We joined in for their lesson which involved dancing in a circle and switching partners every few beats or so. Since I was still getting used to the altitude and I had some beer, I was a little winded. At the end of the lesson, I sat down for a bit before the instuctor came back and asked me to dance. Little did I know what I was in for. We danced for an entire song (which was pretty long) and he put me through the paces with twists and turns. Though I was really tired at the end, it was a lot of fun. I felt bad thugh cuz after, another guy asked me to dance and I had to turn him down cuz I needed a rest. Apparently I held my own very well, wich was good to know that Filipino debut dancing paid off. lol.
|the trio @ Zazu for salsa|
Over all, that was good times. Unfortunately, we didn´t end upo sleeping til late and we had planned a hike the next day. SO when Saturday morning rolled around, we were not in the mood for much movement, particularly me. After a night of dancing and a beer, climbing steep uphills is a challenge. But, I was with a group of cool people and luckily we found a guy who offered to take us horseback riding to the places we wanted to visit. All we had to do was endure the long hike into their ranch by Sacsayhuaman. 🙂 As tough as the walk was, the view was gorgeous. It was also a perfect day to ride because the sly was blue and the sun was shining brightly.
After visiting the Temple of the Sun and monkeys, we headed to see Cristo Blanco and admire the beautiful view of Cusco from above.
Then, we went back down to visit the Temple of the Sun and admired the architecture and design of the Incans, whose walls still stood at the temple. We also got a preview of the Inti Raymi celebrations as the performers practiced on the lawn and in the Temple.
ANyway, that´s it for now. I´m in Pisac and the internet is annoying me, so I´ll end it here. 🙂