|On our way to Machu Pichu|
|Early morning view from the front door of our hostal|
|My brothers twin--from Argentina, I think. He was traveling with his father.|
|School girls at Aquas Calientes|
So out we went, and found a lovely little restaurant with a wood fired, clay oven and had a delicious pizza that only took about 10 minutes to cook to perfection. I watched the oven from where I was, so that was also kinda interesting. Then we went shopping in the market, (tourist market, no dead things) and bought more things we didn´t need, but things that will endear our families to us forever, I´m sure.
We stood in line for a long time trying to get a map of this small town, as there is a botanical garden somewhere, but by the time we got to the front of the line, we discovered there were no maps. We asked directions and started walking, knowing it was closing in 1 12 hours- we walked for a while, didn´t come to it and realized we wouldn´t make it in time anyway, so we went back and I TOOK A NAP! I siesta maybe once or twice a year, so it´s kind of shocking. Buffet dinner at the hotel/hostel at 7:30, met our guide Xavior and the couple that would be with us, a young boyfriend and girlfriend from Philadelphia. He was funny, she was skinny, they were probably late 20´s or early 30´s, and he reminded me of someone that drove me nuts the whole time because I couldn't remember who it was. Finally, next day, I remembered--a young Alan Arkin. When I finally remembered, he only knew Alan Arkin as the old grandpa in "Little Miss Sunshine". Oops.
Shower, (hot), bed (comfortable) and a great but short night´s sleep.