Another very early morning. Debby got up with us and saw us off on the bus. She will be spending the day with Percy by visiting a llama zoo before her trip to Lima and then to Chicago, via Miami. I will be rooming with Cindy for the last couple of night.
We took a van actually to the bus station and made up half of the seating. Our first stop was at a church called the Sistine Chapel of the Andes in Andahualillas
. It has a lot of gold leaf covering the items.
The next stop was at another church where we couldn't take pictures again.
I wish I could understand our guides so that I would learn, but thank goodness for the Internet. Here is what the ruins of Raqch'i
are all about.
Stop 3 was for a buffet lunch and to visit a small Inca museum.
Stop 4 was unexpected in that the bus broke down with an overheated radiator in an unnamed village! While we were waiting for it to cool down so that water could be added, a little girl came down from her house on the hill and started dancing, using a small boom box for music! Women from the bus (some of us included) clapped, danced, and laughed. Finally, they gave her coins and she ran home to show Mama how much she got. I know she does her dancing while with her Mom at the market or else she wouldn't have a boombox!
Anyway, next, was a quick stop where we could view glaciers but it was hailing so that didn't last long!
We made a final stop at a museum showing historic pottery of Pukara. There is supposedly a good coffee shop here, and free bathrooms!
We got to the Libertador Lake Titicaca Hotel after 7 PM and had dinner immediately. I tried to get to sleep at 9 but was still awake at 10 and had a fitful night for some reason.