After a day of exploring the galleries, museums, restaurants and markets of Cusco independently yesterday, our group got together in the evening for dinner and music at a great restaurant. Our Cusco tour guide named Apolo, his wife Rosa and their daughter Milagros (meaning ‘miracles’) presented us each with chullos (knitted hats, a popular item around Peruvian markets and even more so in Cusco where the nights are cold). We finished off the evening by checking out the view of the city’s lights from the hill where the Cristo Blanco statue sits.
We flew back to Lima today and will be spending tonight, our last night in Peru, with many of the great people we have worked with over the last two weeks. Teachers and administrators from Cristo Rey school and Cerrito Azul (the school for children with exceptionalities), and members of the Pacífico de Villa shantytown community will be joining us for dinner. As well, our translators, tour guides, security guards and coordinators will be a part of the festivities. It’s sure to be a fun evening and a perfect way to wrap up an unforgettable trip.