Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve 2008

John and a tired Maximo walking through the marketplace.

We made it to Cusco yesterday quite easily. The sun was shining and we were ready to start our vacation. We walked around the markets and had a little lunch. We met up with a "few" colleagues who are also in town to make plans to go to Machu Picchu tomorrow. It's going to be a long day for Maximo, but I can't wait to go! This will be more fourth time, and it's just as exciting! I hope since it'll be my last time, for a while, if not ever, that we get a little sunshine so I can get some great pictures.
Our hotel, Hotel Marqueses, with a beautiful open courtyard.

We decided to stay in Cusco today because as in most Latin American countries, Christmas Eve is more celebrated than Christmas itself. There's a huge market they're setting up in the Plaza de Armas right now where hundreds of artisans from the surrounding mountains and from the Sacred Valley come into town to sell their wares.

It's drizzling right now and once Max wakes up from his morning nap we'll venture out to see the sights. He seems to be handling the altitude well, which is a relief. Between that and his cutting teeth, we're surprised he's not a screaming mess.

A very overtired little boy yesterday, just before bed, with all his soothing items - his monkey, some milk and his Little Einsteins' World Animals video.

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