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Thursday, November 09, 2006


We got here on a horseback ride and without a guide to tell us what we were looking at. Without any background this place didn't hold that much interest. Luckily there was a man there who offered to explain the place to us for 10 soles ($3 USD).

The significance of this place to the Incans was huge. This is where they trained all the future leader for the empire. A select number of students (usually the oldest son of selected families) came here to learn how to be leaders in their society. They were taught spirituality, leadership and cultural things like the Incan ways of building a city.

The training is not without it's perils for the student. They had to go through this ritual where they fast for 30 days. Some made it, some did not. Posted by Picasa


Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that a dead animal behind the man? :o)

12:37 PM

Blogger bok choy boy said...

haha, no, just a lazy dog.

1:45 PM


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