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Andean priest and spiritual leader, Don Fabian Champi Apaza. Photo by Tom Pablo, Andes & Amazon Semester.

Incan Ruins and Internet Cafes

This afternoon we took a small walk to a bus station, and then took a short bus ride (supplemented by Despìcable Me 2) to the town of Ollantaytambo.  We broke into groups to complete our second scavenger hunt. Our first task was to go to the Incan Ruins in the town where we exercised our spanish to learn about the history of the ruins (they were founded by the Incan Manco, the glacier in the valley over is called Chilka, and the “Princess Bath”is a solid selfie location). The view from the top of the ruins was gorgeous, and we were all captivated by the history of the ruins and the amount of manual labor that went into creating them.

We are currently at an internet cafe where we are attempting (and many of us are failing) to log into our emails.  Please complain to google on behalf of all of us.  We are trying to keep our cool, but currently “storming” at the google corporation.