tons of pictures and stuff. its been a while.
two weekends ago, we went up in the hills and cooked wattia, a traditional peruvian potato dish cooked by first builidng an oven out of dirt, burning wood to coals inside, tossing in potatos, then collapsing the dirt oven around the potatos. the food was a little dirty, but still the bomb.
heres some llamas/alpacas, im not sure which.
while waiting for the wattia to cook, we threw down on a little mud facepaint action. watch out for the ray bans
heres some of the crew. from left to right: roy the ill chef, zombie micah, aydea, christina and aaron from canada. theyre real cool people for sure.
theres a ton of wonerful paintings hiding around cusco. heres one of my favorites.
view on the way up to saccsayhuaman, one of the incan ruins around cusco and venue for inti rayme.
we tought the chillin´kickball
the crowd at inti rayme.
the most hapnin´ dude at inti rayme. my man was definately holdin down the dinosaur sweater.
top of the rock slide at saccsayhuaman. a natually smoothed out rock face thats great for sliding. kind of dangerous, but thats ok.
photography by romario:
other volunteers at the orphanage.
im on a mission try try every candy in cusco. so far, mogul frutales is my favorite. at this point i feel like cusco really shines when it comes to fruity candies. their chocolates could use some work.
this past weekend i went on a 4 day trek to machu picchu, the most famous of the known incan ruins and one of the 7 wonders of the world. the first day was spent biking from the top of a mountain down into the jungle.
top of the mountain:
into the jungle:
the homie/guide, edgar. funny funny funny
i love riding bikes. riding bikes in peru makes me happy. my bike broke halfway down and i had to wait in this peruvian jungle village with michelle for a ride to the next village.
we finally got a ride as it started to get dark. midnight (not really midnight) ride through a peruvian jungle:
a monkey drinking juice:
friends/climbing buddies/housemates in the jungle:
4:00 am hike up machu picchu to catch sunrise at the top:
aaaaand machu picchu! beaaauutifull! more beautiful than beautiful.
sunrise at the top:
the closet peak you see behind the ruins is wayna picchu. we climbed that joint. it was high.
micah getting ready to backflip off one of the seven wonders of the world = a wonderful backflip:
at the top of the world:
climbed this one the day before. it had ladders.
tatted up at machu picchu
tied to the tracks by jungle bandits. yikes!
peru shoes. custom work by kid romario:
with the artist:
more photography by romario:
sack of potatoes, not children:
beefin up. watch out.