Inti Raymi Celebration

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!
Playing with baby goats
Inti Raymi celebration
Inti Raymi celebration

Inti Raymi celebration

Inti Raymi celebration

The Incan flag was flying on all the churches.
Incan flag

Inti Raymi celebration


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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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2 Responses to Inti Raymi Celebration

  1. Ken June 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    LOL. Accidentally being in MP for the solstice, and Cuzco for Inti Raymi, is like accidentally being in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Sorry you all had a bad experience, prayers for safe travels and better times. (and warmth!)

  2. nancy June 27, 2010 at 5:42 am #

    I know! I couldn’t believe it when I discovered when we were there – and to think it never, ever crossed our minds!

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