We wake up in our camp spot outside another Incan site called Racqhi. A teenager has been waiting for us to open the door so he can guide us on a tour along the Inca trail. Which happens to pass through his uncle’s pottery studio, so we end up buying a vessel that the road ahead will surely bounce into bits. The best part? He agrees to take home some of the bags of veggies we had to buy in Urcos.
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