Today was the big celebration – Inti Raymi: Festival of the Sun God. We headed down to the plaza for the festivities – you can’t visit Cuzco for Inti Raymi without going, can you?
We expected a huge crowd. We did not expect an enormous, massive, mindblowing throng of humanity! Seriously – I thought there were a lot of people at Machu Picchu the other day…
John and Daryl quickly gave up and headed back to the hotel – there was no way they were going to deal with crowds like that. Davy and I stuck it out for a little while anyway. It didn’t take all that long before we realized we couldn’t see anything, so we joined the others at the hotel where we packed up and took off for the bus station.
We are now back in Juliaca with our bikes. We’ll take a day to wash clothes and regroup, then hit the road again.
The boys see baby goats, and they are there. Immediately!
The Incan flag was flying on all the churches.