…despite the title the weather here is perfect.. clear days around 25 degs C with cool evenings and chilly nights… when a title sprung to mind I was thinking more of a bottle of Peru’s finest… served ice cold :-)
The last couple of days since parking my bike in the corner of my room have been wonderfully lazy, the lower altitude (3400m) and good food mean I’m feeling really good again and happy as… and having been here before I feel no pressure to do much at all ;-) I need a few days here too such that I can ‘tune in’ with my camera, I haven’t really been photographing yet… it would be very easy to take ordinary ‘postcard’ pictures here but, as in Salta, I need some time I think to synchronise myself with the beat of the city… no idea if that makes sense but it’s the best way I can describe the way I photograph in places like this. Tomorrow I’m off down to Pisac on my bike, maybe by the time I come back here at the weekend my eye will be tuned in… Some fascinating people watching here too… not so much the locals but rather the tourists… so many flavours of people to observe from a terrace on the plaza with a brew… coffee in the morning, beer in the afternoon and a pisco sour in the evening :-)
In the meantime I guess I can tell you a little about the place I’m staying.. we are three cyclists now (one of of Pete’s friends from the UK is here for a few weeks mountainbiking) so we have a room in an old and colourful colonial house just block or so from the plaza…. about £5/night.. can’t complain :-) Rooms are arranged on two stories around a tiny courtyard open to the sky with a wonderful rickety old staircase winding a full 360 degrees around the interior.
La vida es buena : -) As for the rocks… well: