Another wrong decision, easily corrected: I had bought a new non-toxic, eco-friendly sun screen for the trip, and during our walkabout of Sacsayhuaman I got fried even with multiple applications. Later in the day at a local pharmacy I found something better (friendly to me if not the environment) and had no more problems with the sun. At such high elevation, don’t take any chances on sun exposure.
We wandered on a circuitous route through the city, following Cathy as she hunted for a good deal on an Alpaca jacket (she found one eventually), then back to Casa Elena to rest some more and meet with a representative for our trek to begin tomorrow. For dinner we found a place nearby called Justina’s, tucked away in a courtyard, kitchen downstairs just large enough for a wood-fired pizza oven and five tables upstairs and – surprise - bluegrass music and Southern rock on the sound system. One of many surreal moments in Peru, eating excellent pizza and listening to Little Feat’s “Dixie Chicken” and Ralph Stanley’s “Man Of Constant Sorrow.”
Are we having fun yet?
“Take a walk outside – it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind.” ~Rasheed Ogunlaru