Relaxing in the Sacred Valley

After all those steps going up and down Waynapicchu, we were tired.  So it was a good thing that we had decided to relax in the Sacred Valley and that Tipsy had booked us into a great resort, Kuychi Rumi.  It wasn’t one of those luxury 5 star, purpose built hotel resorts.  It was far more homey than that.  And we didn’t have a room, but a whole Andean lodge!  It was crammed full of beautiful Latin American arts and crafts objects, a kitchen, lounge area, garden, and upper floor.

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We just relaxed, watching the humming birds in the little private garden area, and ate delicious food –  including more popped quinoa and yoghurt. 

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We did venture out to Pisac – a little market town that is in all the guidebooks.  It’s OK, but nothing special.  Lots of market stalls (quite expensive), nice little streets, and more llamas waiting expectantly for photo opps.

We took a taxi there and the bus back – which was easy enough to do despite limited Spanish knowledge.  To get back to the hotel (beer in paw), we took one of the many cycle rickshaws – which was bumpy, but a good experience.

In the evening, we saw a fabulous full moon, were serenaded by singing crickets, and enjoyed the blazing fire that Jose – the fire-lighting chap – lit for us.

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