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Saqsay What?

For several days in Cuzco we overheard mutterings about "sexy woman" this and "sexy woman" that. Not ones to miss out on the excitement, Dan and I set out to discover this so-called sexy woman that everyone seemed to be talking about. While I had envisioned a royal woman draped in loosely gathered woven cloth, it turns out sexy woman was actually Saqsaywaman, the ancient remains of a walled complex built by the Killke culture around 1100 AD. So much for Dan's hopes of discovering the Angelina Jolie of the Andes.


It's not like Saqsaywaman was devoid of beauty, just check out this mug shot.


And, wow, those all natural curves!


The stonework was pretty impressive.


But the view was what really won us over. Sitting high above Cuzco, you can't really gain a better vantage point.


As we wandered about we discovered that Saqsaywaman also serves as the local playground.


Watch as Dan discovers the wonders of a "Peruvian Slide"

Just days prior to the onset of food poisoning, we still looked in pretty good shape. Granted Saqsaywaman really gave us a workout. We were huffing and puffing from the lack of oxygen at 12,000 feet.


Saqsaywaman was worth the effort, but unfortunately this "Sexy Woman" was just a notch in the bed post as we made our way to the much grander Machu Picchu the next day.

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Posted by Jennylynn 06:54 Archived in Peru Tagged tourist_sites

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Ahhh! The furry guy! He's so precious...and hilarious! Is it true that llamas spit? Did you have to learn that firsthand? =)

-Camels & Chocolate

by KristinL

We heard rumors that llamas spit, but we fortunately never discovered if it were true. :) Did you know llamas and alpacas are related to camels? -Jen

by Jennylynn

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