Luckily, we are in Cuzco at the best possible time. It´s the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu!* Every five minutes random bands and floats cross through the Plaza des Armas, and every five minutes fireworks are shot off and scare the life out of us. (In the daytime... I kid you not.) The city is gorgeous, and is beautifully decorated for the festivals taking place here within the next week.
None of us really mind the change in itinerary- it´s given us a lot of new oppurtunities. We´ve tried sugarcane, purple corn juice, and went to a race car rally! We even got to meet up with another WC team from New Jersey. We can believe that two vweeks have gone by already, and we´re excited for the trek and project phase ahead.
You WILL NOT hear from us within the next few days, minimally. Tomorrow morning, we leave on our trek and will not have internet access. We are not dead. We have not been abducted; these things I promise you. Picture us cheerfully climbing beautiful snow-capped mountains and put your minds at ease. You´ll hear from us as soon as we get back to a city!
*...by a white guy. I fail to understand why this is so important when Peruvians have been chilling up there for years.
ps- see our entire Cuzco album on our Picasa site- Cuzco