Friday, October 26, 2007

Last day of NRTcourse

Peruvian lady with child. Fun to see them out on the streets everywhere. Love their hats.
Here is our group again in Cajamarca. We will be done in a couple of hours. Last night we went on a tour of the city. It is very pretty in a high mountain valley. We saw a place that was an ancient burial place. They put the skeletons in "windows". We had to hike a ways in our Sunday clothes. Apparently someone got hit by lightening a couple of hours before we got there and died. We had a little incident at the ATM machine also. Jeff and the girls stopped to get cash while the rest of us waited in the van. A group of young men surrounded them. It got kind of tense, I think they were up to no good. The other men in our van got out to make a show of strength and Jeff moved in front of the girls and looked as big as he could. All ended safely but we all got a little scare.
Jeff and Mary in front of some of the burial windows.
Jeff buying a fossil from a young Peruvian girl. Below is our hotel.
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SUSAN said...

SCARY!!! That must have been really nerve racking. I'm so glad you were able to scare them away.

I LOVE your hotel, it looks beautiful, I love the colors and patterns in the architecture and the beautiful plates and even the clothing the people are wearing.

I read "The Celestine Prophecy" years ago and ever since I have really wanted to go to the mountains of Peru. Now Peru is even higher on my list of places to see.

Thanks again for sharing your adventures!

Leslie said...

I forgot about that book, Suzan!

So cool that you guys get to see all of this with your own eyes. It looks amazing. Hurry home, we miss you!

RobynE said...

So much to learn about. I probably will never travel here, so bring back the knowledge.

Berta said...

Love the pictures. I'm sure you 'studied' the picture on the POSTER behind your group - very cool. I also love all the cameras lined up on the table in your group shot - cute.