We take a break from family fun for some internet time and hot springs in the city of Sicuani, about half way between Puno and Cusco. We find a very quiet comfortable hotel, highly recommended: La Posada Hostal, on a short street with no cars, in a room overlooking a pedestrian bridge.
We walk around town, hike on the hills above the city, soak in the hot springs a few miles south, visit the ruins of Raqchi a few miles north, eat rocoto relleno and drink chicha and generally indulge ourselves.
We see not one other tourist in 4 days; a woman stops me in the market to compliment my hair, white and curly above my visor.
|The bus station murals welcome you|
|Ruins of Raqchi-Temple of Wiracocha|
|Hike above the city reveals snow capped peaks|
|Sicuani city view|
|cool towers, eroded rock|
Sign in the central market:
|Use less Plastic Bags|
|Chili (Rocoto) relleno meal with chica|