第七十一天:庫斯科

民族服女子和 alpaca

昨晚坐通宵巴士從阿雷基帕 (Arequipa) 去庫斯科 (Cuzco). 由於患上感冒 (是黃Glenn 傳染給我的呀!) 和很乾燥 (我生平第三次有鼻血…),除了首數句鐘,其餘時間我都睡不著。對於高山症,我是擔心的,尤其看過 C小姐 的金寶綠水照後,加上感冒且睡不好的我身體狀況確實差一點,而當前的目的地,是在海拔 3,300 米之上,不憂慮就是騙人的…
還好,我們預定了床位的旅舍質素非常高,特別是床的舒適度;洗過澡吃過早餐和藥後,我們終於可以好好睡一覺。需知道好床可遇不可求,對上一次已經是一個月前的波哥大 (Bogota) 了。

庫斯科的主要廣場 Plaza de Armas

庫斯科是四邊被山圍繞著的小鎮,由於位置與新世界七大奇景之一的馬丘比丘相鄰,每年吸引極多遊人到來觀光。就連病入膏肓的我在這山城隨意遊走,都覺到她的攝人魅力,這種美與阿雷基帕的白、火山石和曾經滄海不同 - 庫斯科最大的廣場驟眼看像歐洲小鎮,到處都是賣傳統民族手工藝品的店舖和推銷按摩 (對!是風馬牛不相及的按摩服務!) 套餐的人,當然後兩者都是衝著氾濫的遊客而來,但這些又實在讓此山城添加了熱鬧和人來人往的場景。還有,我們見到四位穿民族服的原居民女子拖著兩頭毛聳聳的 alpaca - 像驢又像羊的傢伙,牠們的毛用來做冷編織衣物,肉的味道則像牛,但比牛少一半脂肪。

除了城鎮風貌,抬頭望向天空,那種藍和如紗的雲揉合出完美的圖畫,加上周圍的群山,這景象美極了!

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2 Comments

  1. agnes says:

    Catherine,
    I have been reading your trip since March, thanks for inviting us to be travelling with you on this blog.
    Your entries definitely have made soooo many of your friends envy, including me. South America is amazing and it's even more amazing when you and your husband are travelling at this age, with energy (to surf…and be on long haul bus) and empathy to love the people, the place and the trip.
    I am now working in Kuwait, maybe we can catch up travelling in Middle East when you guys are here. :) oh, Dont miss Iran!! :)
    Take care Catherine, hope you get well from flu soon.

  2. Ange says:

    Clearly, I'm reading this with a long delay, but thank you to both of you for posting and letting the rest of us dream with you and live through this amazing adventure of yours.

    Best of all, thanks for the memory/reference of : " Cindy 的金寶綠水照". It was momentarily terrifying, but in hindsight, if the memory is of green water we can all look back and giggle

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