So this will be a rather short but rather special post, before I disappear off the radar screen for four whole days. Yes, the time has finally come: tomorrow, I head out onto the Inca Trail.
I’ve just had the strangest experience in a small shop off Plaza San Blas in Cusco. I had been wandering the streets, browsing the stalls as I made my way home, when I saw some nice jewellery in one of the shop windows. I also noticed some large dreamcatchers – I have a lot of nightmares, so I’ve always liked the idea of these! The door said “open” but it was locked. A man came to open it. I can’t now remember exactly how it happened but somehow he took my hand and started interpreting my aura. Now you sceptics out there, my dad included, can scoff all you want… But what he said was so close to the mark that I felt tears come to my eyes. He then recommended a particular stone, with additional small stones set on the back of the pendant. It was such a special experience that I was open to buying it. Unfortunately capitalism reared its ugly head and the price he quoted was far and above what I was willing to pay. I guess I won’t be healed after all.
Machu Picchu, some say, is a place of sacred energy. Whatever you believe, at least most people are in agreement that it’s a spectacular sight, and a unique experience. I’m told it’s never an anti-climax, even after seeing so many pictures. And Machu Picchu is really the reason why I’m in Peru, why I’m in South America. So I’m excited! And I look forward to sharing my experience with you all when I come back.