The first four pictures are more of Corason! The views that I've seen here are by far my favorites! The next two are walking down the center of Avenida Cultura, the Main Street through Cusco. The statue in picture six usually has water pouring down it and fountains, it wasn't running when I took the picture though. The last two are of Corason again!
The first two pictures are from the village I visited on Saturday. It is just below the ancient ruins in Tipon. The views of the mountain are probably the best I've ever seen. The third picture is from yesterday when I went with Delia to vote. This is looking up one of the streets in Wanchauq. The fourth picture is probably one of the best ice creams I've ever eaten! I couldn't tell you the flavors, but what I do know is that the cone tasted like coffee. It cost one sol, which is right around 50 American cents. Guess what?? I finally got pizza! The jovenes were MIA last night, so Sandy invited me to have pizza, which I had been craving for weeks. The last picture is my favorite. Delia and I were on the bus on the way home. At first glance, it just kind of looks like a dirty, busy street on a gloomy day. That is, until you take a peek at at the rainbow that stretched the whole length of the mountain in the distance. God's promises are so real, and I wish that pictures would be able to do them justice.
The first three pictures here are from the market. Saturday morning, Delia, Edison, and I went to shop for the weekend. Despite being packed, it really is a beautiful place. The last picture was on Sunday. Since we were cooking for about 30 people, the two ovens in the house would not work out for all of the food. There are public hornos, or ovens all around the city. In this picture, we were walking to the horno to pick up the cuy and other food that we needed cooked.
(Still am frustrated because I can't rotate pictures!!!) Anyway, the first four pictures were from the walk I took yesterday. It was a pretty enough street, but I just got a weird feeling from it. Could've been the weather and the fact that I was breathing in exhaust fumes the whole time! The fifth picture is coming up the street that I'm living on. If you look closely, you can just see the front of the house. I went down to the bakery myself yesterday too, and the bag in my hand in the last picture had all of our bread in it. The bread here is AMAZING and I already have a favorite. It's called mantequilla (which is butter in Spanish). The cover the bread in butter and then bake it. I've never had anything else like it, but it's my favorite and great with tea.
Today I went to Urcos with Albino and Ana, one of the other jovenes in the house. While they were working on some different things, I got some time to do some exploring on my own. I went through some construction and down a little neighborhood street, which are the pictures from 1 to 7 and the last one. Itrurned back around at some point and went up the other way, and you can see that in the 8th picture. On the way back to Cusco, we stopped in the plaza and bought a bag of pancitos (little bread loaves) like in the 9th picture.
On my computer the images are all sideways and I have no idea why, sorry! The first picture was on the plane leaving Grand Rapids, we were flying over Lake Michigan! The second is the guest bedroom where I'll be staying until Tuesday. The next few are of the mountains and on the way up to the village of Suncco, where Albino is from. I've never fallen in love with something so quickly. As you can tell, the road runs right along the drop off down the mountain! It's a good thing I'm not afraid of heights. The fourth picture I intended just to be the building, and I didn't even notice the woman until I was looking back at the pictures. There's something about that picture that I adore. I'll post again tonight because there's a lot more to share!