For those loyal followers of the GlogTrotters blog, I would like to write a small update of our trip.
Since we left Peru for Brasil, we have been doing a lot of relaxation with our family. We did visit some important things in the city, although Brasilians say that Sao Paulo is not a city for tourists. One of the most interesting things that we visited was the "Museu do Futebol" (or Soccer Museum in plain English) in the Stadium Pacaembu. It was pretty well done and very mesmerizing with all the TVs and the GOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
Another important event was meeting the husband-to-be of my aunt Lucila. His name is Clelio and he is a great guy.
Tomorrow we plan to take a night bus to the beach city of Florianopolis to do some more relaxing but this time in the nice Brasilian beaches.
The second day of Cusco was pretty lazy. We went to hunt down a method to get to Puno on Lake Titicca and spent the day relaxing as it rained most of the afternoon.
In the evening, we were on our way to meet our Couchsurfing friends when we ran into Matias Kampel, an old friend of Gadi´s from junior high. They haven´t seen each other in over eight years! Instead, we went out with him and spent the night catching up and dancing.
The next day, Gadi and I were walking around town when we ran into Matias yet again! We got ourselves lost in the city, walking through the tiny streets of Cusco. We made it all the way to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman (pronounced Sexy Woman) and the White Christ. What a walk!
On the way down we took a colectivo (shared mini van) and the door fell off! At least we didn´t have to pay.
At night we took the night bus to Puno and arrived here first thing in the morning. The town is so lively! There is a parade through the city with music, dancing and brilliant costumes...and this was just a practice parade for the official one in February.
The afternoon was spent on a tour in the ruins of Sillustani. It was beautiful!