La Casa Del Conde
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We came to Pisac to see the Kichwa who come down from nearby pueblos for Sunday mass. All dressed in their traditional clothes, it was something a photographer simply can't let herself miss. And to add to that, it's Sunday market--something that draws tourists by the busloads.
Since we'd already been to the ruins up the mountainside, we …
The day before Christmas the Casa holds a traditional celebration called "Chocolatada" for two of the communities on either side of the them. The Mamma's at the Casa start a fire on the font lawn and cook Hot Chocolate in these humongous pots. The people walk over from their communities and receive a cup of hot coco and a little bag with a Panetone …
... for me it was hell". I headed for the nearest restaurant to sit, read, drink beer and have appetizers whilst Jan did her "thing".
Around 2pm we left the market and took a taxi up into the hills behind the town to walk the Inca ruins there. The cab cost 40sol, about N.Z.$18 to take us there, wait for about 1.5 hours and take us back to the bus stop.
The ruins are massive, the graceful terracing, impressively precisely built to ...
... keys of the families turquiose Prado, we drive to the next village along with Marco and Jorge. Qoya is a brawl of a time, to where "we shall never return".
And so to follow all this madness, is a day spent on the farm with the family. A morning spent hiking, before reaching the rapid river that leads to the families modest farm, where the first stages of harvest are underway. Doris firstly prepares a roast meal in the monstorous pizza oven, before joining the boys to ...
... gusty Peruvian man makes his way across the room and asked the embarrassed "Gringa" to dance. And dance I do to the wonderfully interesting music, whose volume and cheer of the guest make it tolerable. Who invited the neighbourhoods stray dogs by the way?? After copous dancing we are then graced with the perfomance of Adrianna and Adriannos traditional dancing as the adults circle around them producing rythmic claps of encouragement. Entertainment in its ...
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Lovely place against the face of the mountains. Cecilia is a wonderful hostess and the breakfast was wonderful. We only had one day here and wish we could have had more. Great place.
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