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The sunday market at Pisac is renowned as one of the best in Peru as all of the local people come down from the mountains for miles around to sell their handicrafts and to buy and sell their vegetables. The ladies look spectacular in their native dress to attend the mass at the church and then do their weekly shop at the market. There are stalls full of various handicrafts made from alpaca wool and silver. ...
... Quechua culture, but had the talent and generosity to share his expansive knowledge of past and current history, geography and traditions.
There are an estimated 20,000 Quechuan speaking inhabitants in this southern Peru village. Potatoes traditionally provided the primary economic activity, but in recent years a wave of tourism has enabled woven goods to grab a stronghold in the ...
... Trek. After 5 minutes Cath thinks to herself (I can't do this). After 20 minutes Mark thinks to himself (I can't do this). But on we walked. They talk about the first day being easy. Well I didn't find it easy. We walked for over 7 hours up and down and up and down repeatedly. Finally at camp and a little time to chill out before we go to the weaving areas that G Adventures have sponsored for the local people and then off to one of the important temple areas. This one ...
... the altitude sickness really kicked in: headaches, nausea, and extreme tiredness consumed me to the point where the rest of the journey to our destination seems like a bit of a blur.
Upon arriving at a lower altitude in Colca Canyon we took a trip to the local hot springs. There were a few baths to choose from and the water, although omitting an eggy scent thanks to the sulphur, was hotter than bath temperature- a welcome relief from the sickness felt ...
... and also a
guinea pig “castle”, a tiered storage system for the little blighter before
they go to the horno!
Found a minivan that goes a couple of km from the upper entrance
to the ruins for 3 soles so took that. Then followed the uphill, but less steep
than the path, road to the entrance – once through the control I thankfully managed
to hitch a ride with some Peruanos – need to save ...