>Festival days in Ollantaytambo

>We found our way to the regular bus station in Cuzco yesterday and got on a bus to Urubamba (1 -1 1.5 hours, but we´re not paying much attention to the clock=, where we changed to a crowded mini van for the half hour to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo we had tickets for the train to Aguas Calientes (where we are now – it is sort of the base camp for Macchu Pichu).

In Ollanta, there were musicians and dancers in costumes in the square. Apparently they are celebrating the town´s patron saint this week. We got a hotel on the square ($14 for the 2 of us). Then we wandered about, and I found a program for the fiesta that indicated that the music and dancing would last all night! And so it did, with occasional breaks during the night.

We left the hotel at 4:50 this morning to get a 5:30 train, and the music was still playing although only a few straggler dancers were left.

Tomorrow – up to Macchu Pichu.