Since none of us decided to do the flight Martin just took us around to some Peruvian type things he thought we might enjoy. The first of which was a place where they make replica traditional pre-Inca pottery. We had a demonstration of how and why the pottery was made and I started to truly understood the power of 'context'! I actually understood a very limited amount of what they man was saying, because I knew what he was kind of talking about. Luckily - Martin was also translating so I got to get my predictions confirmed. This place was great fun because we also got to try our own hand at making some pottery - can't say it was overly successfully but it certainly was fun!.
We also went to a little free minery museum, run by a man who used to be a miner. He has a collection of lots of different minerals etc which you can touch and test out and he explains to you how they mine and how they make gold. He was hands down the most hilarious man ever - he made the explaination switching from Spanish to English and other things very entertaining - he even played the guitar for us!
All afternoon we just enjoyed the winter sun by the pool - it was nice to relax, especially in such a gorgeous back-drop as the Andes!
For dinner tonight we enjoyed a traditional 'Pachamanca'. This was somewhat like a hangi but the stones are permanently in the ground, the food is put in in baskets then covered in banana leafs and dirt. This is what the photo is of. It was delcious!
Tonight - overnight long-haul bus to Arequipa!