After visiting Machu Picchu on Saturday, I was planning to have a day or two resting, as my legs were somewhat weary. I had travelled back to Cusco the night before, which is where I will be based for the next three weeks.

During an online conversation with Sonia, my friend in Lima, she said she had a very good friend in Cusco who could show me around. I  agreed to meet Luis and after briefly getting acquainted and discussing my likes and dislikes, we decided to go to nearby San Jeronimo, where they were having a fiesta.

We arrived just as the parade was about to begin. There were many people participating, wearing bright, colourful costumes. They were accompanied by various bands as they danced through the streets. I was conscious of the fact that I could not see any other tourists there, although I am sure there must have been some. It is a great way to see how the local population enjoy themselves. Everyone seemed happy and friendly.

I did not have my camera with me, so had to rely on the Ipod for photos.