On the Hill – Sillustani Funeral Towers
Day 32 – Puno, Peru – Sillustani Funeral Towers
I love all things ruins. Everything. If it is old, crumbling, and fantastic; I normally have to make a trip to see it. Thus – I spent an afternoon wandering around the Sillustani Funeral towers in Puno, Peru. I felt they deserved their own day. And they did. Not only for the ruins, but for the surrounding scenery which is breathtaking. Even more so with a storm rollling in. (Storms are great from a far – as long as no rain touches me!)
So I hopped onto a tour – easiest and cheapest way there. I don´t really need the guide because I am somebody who reads a lot about sights and cities on my own prior to visiting. but the guide was really entertaining – so I payed him some mind. (The tour cost me $4 CAD – less than a bus on my own – can´t hurt to listen)
He pointed out a few things I would NEVER notice on my own – a lizard carved out of the stone -which in my opinion, I would not of noticed because you really need to use your imagination to see the lizard after the years of degradation of the rock.
Next up: Arequipa!