Matt and his friends decided to go up to the ruins today – via the alternate route that we successfully took before.

I think Turistico Control is onto us local extended-stay visitors to Pisac because Matt and his friends came home unexpectedly early. They were stopped about halfway up the mountain by a ranger with a walkie-talkie who asked them for their tickets. Matt pretended like he didn’t speak Spanish and they simply turned around after repeated questioning by the security officer and came home.

They said they thought it was strange that as they hopped over the Royal Inka’s fence that some Peruvian kids in a car going by on the road screamed, “Busted!!