We got some sleep last night, but I didn’t get a ton. I tried to get back to sleep using Nirvana Unplugged, which usually works before the CD is finished, but I ended up doing that, the National, Wish You Were Here and Townes Van Zandt before it was 7 am and time for breakfast.. Sucks to be me.
This morning we signed up for a cooking class for this afternoon, then took a city tour on a sightseeing bus. First it circled the block twice and brought us back to where we started. When the tour was over I realized there was a sign which said they were only allowed to park for 7 minutes, so they were probably returning to base to try to fill the bus before the tour actually started. Once we finally got going, it took us past the Plaza das Armas
And up to Cristo Blanco above the city
With nice views of the city below
And an archeological site whose name I didn’t catch
And then to the obligatory tourist trap where they try to sell you expensive artisanal goods, in this case jewellery and alpaca items. They did gave a great display of dyestuffs for alpaca. I found the blue corn particularly interesting.
I made my usual pilgrimage to McDonald’s. I always try the local item. Maharajah Macs, Desayunos Tipicos, etc. This time it was a nasty dried out piece of chicken breast on a bed of green rice with big corn kernels. Phil asked me if it was good and I said..of course not, it’s McDonald’s!but they had some neat condiments