Today was a 10 hour bus ride that actually turned into a good day. We set off at 7:30 from Cusco. Our first stop was Andahuaylillas where we visited the Temple of San pedro an san Pablo – it is called the Sistine Chapel of America and was built in 1580. The entire building is full of murals and paintings – not one inch of space is uncovered. Our next rest stop was at Raqchi – the Raqchi archeological complex is an outstanding Inca and pre-inca site that is being restored.
The highest point of the trip was La Raya (4000 + m). The desolate landscape supported a surprising amount of human and animal life.
Our journey ended with a stunning approach to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicacca . Tomorrow we head out onto the Lake to visit the floating islands.