Real Affordable Peru 2004-5

Day 5 – With only an overnight bag we climbed onto the bus for our adventure to Machu Pichu; however, before we boarded the train, we went for a city tour of Urubamba by way of a moto-taxi for every 2 people.  One of the highlights was a stop at a typical local cemetery which featured very ornate mausoleums.

At one time the deceased person was buried in a sitting position and the families brought food and chicha to sustain their loved one in the after-life.  They even paid professional mourners to weep and wail.  Households can rent or buy their grave sites; however, if they’re renting and miss a monthly payment, the bones are removed.

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