22:00 - We left Puno and Lake Titicaca behind today and off we went to Cusco. Roughly a 7 hour ride on the bus. I did wake up feeling a lot better neckwise but as I am writing the pain has come back with a vengeance and it was hard to actually seat through dinner. Tomorrow afternoon after the tour of the ruins around Cusco I will have another attempt are having the problem looked at. I took a few snaps during the drive but I think it may not convey what we saw. As we drove towards where the Andes split/meet, looking around, it was clear that thanks to more fertile land, the pruvians have a much easier life than the Bolivians. The houses are better built and with proper roofs, they have proper little villages, the land is coltivated by enlarge and they grow corn/quinoa etc as well as raise cows and other animals. It seems a completely different world. The roads are paved...We got into Cusco at around 4pm, checked into the hotel (which is conveniently placed near the main square) and went for a walk. Me, Alison and Phil visited the pre colombian museum (we found the Incas one was closed on a Sunday) and then I went back to my room for a shower and some rest. At 7.15pm we had agreed to meet as Sally was making us all Pisco sour before going for dinner. Phil sowed us the pictures from 2 years ago when they went on the Nandu tour (the tour I am taking after this initial one). That's also where they met Sally. She was their guide back then. The pictures looked pretty good so I am looking forward to it...although I quite like the group and guide I am with so it will be interesting to see what the new group is like. The pisco sour was pretty good also :-). We had dinner just off the main square in a local restaurant and i ate a local dish which was more like a chicken korma really...very nice. Everyone was jovial as usual although we were short of Jolanda (who was tired) and Peter (always reacts badly to long bus rides). We had a little gossip down my end of the table about a couple where the man looked in his 60's and the woman in her 20's :-). Oh well, tomorrow is a new day, and I hope to some degree that the pain will have subsided.