Cusco: Into the Andes and drink your cocoa tea!
Young at Heart Adventuring
It is a lively group that explores the city, starting at the Cusco Market, here can be found everything from fresh killed pigs to gladiolas, from one of hundreds of varieties of potatoes (No! Potatoes are not from Ireland as we thought) to medicinal concoctions for whatever ails you. I settle on a mangoe smoothie. Delicious!
From there we learn more about the Inca culture at the Museo INKA. We learn how the Inca culture flourished for only about 100 years, yet had such an incredible impact on the land and people. How Pizarro and the Spanish invaders killed the Inca leaders and tried to kill the culture, too. How the buildings of today were built on the foundations of the Inca buildings that stood here before the occupation, the Temple of the Sun became the foundation of the Catholic Church of today. We learn of the scientific and mathematical prowess of the civilization that existed so long ago. We learn that the history of this country is a living history, not something in a page of an ancient book, but a culture that is both Inca and Spanish, a multi-layered history that continues to this day in the Andes.