I highly recommend going to Pisac, Peru in the Urubamba Valley, which is the beginning of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The ruins are a 2 hour walk straight up from the village of Pisac, or you can drive to them and then walk down if you like. We will return to see the ruins, but on this day trip, we enjoyed the Pisac Sunday market. The Pisac market is a sensory experience one must see if traveling near Cusco or going to Machu Picchu. Everything you can imagine is sold at fare prices. Beautiful jewelry made from stunning silver and gold, brass and copper, semi-precious stones that amaze, fresh produce and meat, weaving, clothing, hats, on and on. Many items, I find, are unique; others are very very old and belong in museums. The amount of textiles is very exciting. I've never seen so much beautiful yarn and fleece, such as alpaca, baby alpaca, vicuna (which is like gold here) and sheep.
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