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We accompanied our friends to their start on the Inca Trail and returned to Cuzco to do our own sightseeing and spending part of a day on city tour. The Incas considered guinea pig, cuy, a delicacy and no trip to Cuzco could be considered complete without trying it.

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6 AM. Group prepares for Inca Trail

Porters carry 55 pounds and run

Dog does not go

There they go...

Here we stay

Plaza mayor

Preparing for New Years Eve

Plaza mayor cathedral

The rival Jesuit church

Parade of the Circumcision

Tipón, an Incan farm

Tipón irrigation

Noemí, our great tour arranger and Cuzco adviso

Noemí found my lost little dictionary. I am forever grateful. Muchas Gracias Noemí.

Our hotel had modern wiring.

Start of City Tour of Sunrise Expeditions

Ruins at Sacsayhuaman, also known as Sexy Woman.

Enterprising photographer snapped this at beginning of tour and sold it to me at end.

Market area

Police suggested that we leave before getting mugged

One just MUST eat cuy, guinea pig. Note the head.