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Pisac

(Tuesday 26 April 2011) by Mike and Julie's sort of round the world trip
Day 252 4/16/11
As soon as I got back to Ollantaytambo I found a van that would take me to Urubamba where I caught a bus to Pisac. I met an interesting English fellow who was trying to form lacrosse leagues in Peru so they would have enough countries to petition to join the Olympics. He lamented the lack of interest and disorganization of the leagues here so much that I didn’t have the heart to tell him that George Carlin didn’t consider it a sport but a faggot Ivy League game.
I took the first hostel I could find in the town and for five bucks it wasn’t much. It was just a bed in a private room with three other beds. The shared bathroom was pretty gross and not much worked so I forwent that facility for my stay.
There was actually a good bakery/restaurant that I had dinner at and breakfast the following morning with fresh cheesecake and strudel that was very good.
There was a small church on the edge of town and I saw happy church goers leaving carrying flowers. The town is famous for its Sunday market and, because I spent Saturday night there, I was at the market early watching it set up for the big day.
I did some shopping as I was getting close to the end of my trip and had some space in the backpack. I thought about picking up some wooden stirrups for Kathleen and Dad but they were just too bulky to carry the rest of the way to Florida.
I did see something which I hoped would be on my dinner plate in the near future…Guinea Pigs! I’ll have to try this Peruvian delicacy at some point.
I jumped on a bus around noon and headed to Cuzco.

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