Saturday, August 1, 2009

Exploring Cusco with Peter Frost

July 29 - Exploring Cusco with Peter Frost

Blog written by Gabriel Ruiz Blake, Puigpunyent, Illes Balears, Spain

After a breakfast of bread and jam we started our first day in Cusco. In the morning we got to explore the city in small groups to get a feel for the place. When we got back to our hostel we reviewed our photography work so far in critique during which we met Zac our videographer. After a lunch of tapas and sandwiches we met with our expert Peter Frost for a tour of 4 famous Cusquenian churches and the main Inca city sites. After our tour with Peter we went to our amazing salsa class where we learned the basics and got to dance with some natives who where very talented.

Después de un desayuno de pan y mermelada empezamos nuestro primer día en Cusco. Pudimos explorar la ciudad en grupos pequeños. Cuando regresamos al hostal miramos a nuestro trabajo hasta ahora mientras miráramos nuestro trabajo conocimos a a.C. nuestro videografo. Después de una comida de tapas y bocadillos nos reunimos con nuestro experto Peter Frost quien nos guió por 4 iglesias cuzqueñas. Cuando nos separamos de Peter fuimos a una clase donde aprendimos los pasos básicos y bailamos con unos cusquenos muy interesantes.

Plaza de Armas, Cusco
Photo by Forrest DiPaola, North Vancouver BC

Inside one of the temples in Qorikancha, this photo shows
the Inca love of precise stonework and trapezoidal windows
Photo by Forrest DiPaola

Peter taking the group through Qorikancha in central Cusco
Photo by Forrest DiPaola

View of Cusco
Photo by Saskia Taylor

Forrest, Katie and the rest of the group learning to salsa!
Photo by Saskia Taylor