Travel Blogs from Chinchero, Peru

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following the scent of salt..., Chinchero, Peru travel blog

following the scent of salt...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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1/14 There's been a "rumba"  and the railroad tracks are blocked by rocks....we're forced to leave a day later than we intended, but at 5 AM, way earlier in the day than I ever intend to go anywhere.   But that's OK because we plan to ...

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Chinchero, Urubamba, Peru travel blog

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

A travel blog entry by bethany

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... xxxxx Hola otra vez, hoy fuimos a la Valle Segrada de los Incas y fue increíble. Fuimos a Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero y finalmente a Cusco otra vez. ¡Un día lleno de actividades! Las ruinas en Pisac y Ollantaytambo son algo de un ...

Al Valle Sagrado - Chinchero, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Al Valle Sagrado - Chinchero

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

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... patiently on folding chairs in front of a podium and a huge pile of colourful gift baskets. This is Mother's Day, and in Chinchero, it is celebrated with immense gravity. The speeches are interminable, as is to be expected, but we arrive just when the ...

A Parade for Breakfast, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

A Parade for Breakfast

A travel blog entry by waynekreger

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... . On a dark night I wouldn´t be able to look out the window and see how near I was to death. The route was paved (rare in Peru, but fortunately for me I won´t need to stray from paved roads), but at most places only single lane - and I was in a ...

Friday adventure...last stop Chinchero!, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Friday adventure...last stop Chinchero!

A travel blog entry by acordes

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... for about 40 minutes to our next destination which was the highest point that we´ve been to in Peru (3,900 meters above sea level).  We arrived in Chinchero around 5:30, and thanks to our guide´s warning from our city tour, we packed warm ...

Sacred Valley, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by calder

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Travel adventures out of the sacred valley were awesome for me. I was not planning on doing the cheap, but I did it. I hired a postcard selling kid and his friend as guides, I bought them dinner for $1 each meal and bus tickets for all of our ...

Snapshots, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Snapshots

A travel blog entry by beritmette

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Et par ...

Sikke noget oev!, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Sikke noget oev!

A travel blog entry by beritmette

... for mig! Min lille taske er blevet stjaalet! Fra Arequipa sku vi med den bedste bus hidtil. Kan godt maerke de er rigere i Peru. Det var en bus med semicama, hvilket vil sige god benplads, saedet kan laenes langt tilbage og der er en fod stoette der ...

Sacred Valley, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Sacred Valley

A travel blog entry by muns_sj

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Was pretty nice, but nothing compares to Machu Picchu. I recommend this to be done before the great city! There were some real cool markets! Bought a few ...

Quechua hospitality, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Quechua hospitality

A travel blog entry by slowayround

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... without buying, but we don’t have much space in Rover and shipping stuff home can be an expensive and daunting task. Chinchero is the birthplace of the rainbow according to Inca legend. It’s another example of amazing Inca stonework making up ...

Saturday, March 1, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Saturday, March 1

A travel blog entry by rkcarney

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... can be achieved. 3rd, it is spun into string and ready to be weaved into clothing, blankets, and many other items. After Chinchero, we traveled to the Urubamba Salt Mines, where we learned how the Incas and Peruvians make a variety of different salts. ...

Sopa game & Chicha, Chinchero & Lake Piuray, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Sopa game & Chicha, Chinchero & Lake Piuray

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... and we loved it. http://www.margieswebgallery.com/galleries/peru/Sapo/ http://www.margieswebgallery.com/galleries/peru/Chinchero/ http://www.margieswebgallery.com/galleries/peru/Lakepiuray/ ...

Ruines de Chinchero, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Ruines de Chinchero

A travel blog entry by blogtrotters

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... petit que la veille mais pas moins chargé..(toyota hiace, en europe peut contenir maxi 9 pers. ; ici on part pas à moins de 12) à Chinchero, on découvre un petit village historique avec sa place, son marché et son église. On cède, et on achète ...

Laboratories and Salt Pans, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Laboratories and Salt Pans

A travel blog entry by dbadgery

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... work my way around the Sacred Valley route around Cusco using local buses. The first place being the small village of Chinchero which has a colonial church built on the foundations of an Inka Royal Estate, although the village was packed for Sunday ...

Salinas, Moray and lovely Chinchero, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Salinas, Moray and lovely Chinchero

A travel blog entry by griffs-on-tour

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... and it turned out the town was just embarking on a four day anniversary celebration.  I was so glad we went to Chinchero. The local people were incredibly friendly and have their own style of weaving centred on blues dyed by Indigo which makes their ...

weaving textiles, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

weaving textiles

A travel blog entry by christinabowyer

... get around. for safety we only went as far as the track over the railway but it was good. we turned around and continued to chinchero wher there was yet another site. so complete and huge. the spanish have built so much on tope of it. here there were ...

Settling into Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Settling into Cuzco

A travel blog entry by lindgren8

Got back from Machu Picchu on Saturday night and none of us could find the energy to make it out. The woman who hooked us up with the tour was able to find me a pension after quite a bit of searching the city. The hotel is one of the best I´ve had down ...

Sep 16, 2008, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Sep 16, 2008

A travel blog entry by worldwildtravel

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Traditional market, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Traditional market

A travel blog entry by sglaude

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... regarder la foule, touristes et costumes traditionnels. J'en profite pour visiter le site archéologique Early morning I take a bue to Chinchero. Talking to a French couple I realize it's Sunday: market day I spend almost 2 hours. I don't buy anything ...

Exploring the Land of the Alpacas & Llamas, Anta, Peru travel blog

Exploring the Land of the Alpacas & Llamas

A travel blog entry by dwomack

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... to turn right from the far left lane..... LOL   Carlos arrives sharply at 9:00 am and off we go heading out to Chinchero, Peru.     On the way we stopped at a textile market, where a group of local women have created a co-op ...

Feb 20, 2010, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Feb 20, 2010

A travel blog entry by gpetiot

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Chinchero homestay and learning to weave, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Chinchero homestay and learning to weave

A travel blog entry by laura.fletcher

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... weeks ago) came into McCoys so we were catching up with her since she´s been to the Amazon and Machu Picchu. She´s coming to Chinchero today at some point too to see the kids. We set off really late for Chinchero because we had to buy Roxanna a present ...

Getting the hang of things, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Getting the hang of things

A travel blog entry by gibbogirl

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Today I went with Tim and some of the volunteers on a hike. We met in Chinchero, a nearby town renown for its textiles, and then hiked through the mountains using old Incan trails to end up at Machu Colca (Machu = old, Colca = storage). It was beautiful ...

Paragliding, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Paragliding

A travel blog entry by huge

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Heute sind wir mit ein paar Leuten aus dem Praktikaweltenhaus nach Chinchero zum Paragliding gefahren. Es war ein einmaliges Erlebnis. ...

Chinchero and the last day in Cusco, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Chinchero and the last day in Cusco

A travel blog entry by njkenaston

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... ; We only had 150 soles on us so had to decline.  We visited a couple of smaller textile shops which sold typical Chinchero weavings along with the usual poor quality hats and scarves.  At one place we were given a short demonstration of the ...

I survived the Inca Rail!, Sacred Valley, Peru travel blog

I survived the Inca Rail!

A travel blog entry by vicky17

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Had a meeting after breakfast where Smitty explained our two options again. The truck in Cusco was going to wait until Friday for us and then the tour will continue from there. I decided to go for option 2 as we were all very excited to see Machu Picchu ...

All the blisters and aching have been worth it, Sacred Valley, Peru travel blog

All the blisters and aching have been worth it

A travel blog entry by vicky17

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Got up at 5am to catch 6am bus to Machu Picchu. Was a bit misty when we got there but I think it added to the whole mystique of the place. Only a handful of people there and it was amazing, made it all the better considering how much effort it took to ...

Chinchero Market, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

Chinchero Market

A travel blog entry by nahury1

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On the way back out to Ollantaytambo, we stopped at the big market in Chinchero. Successfully navigated without buying anything here. ...

Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Cuzco

A travel blog entry by becsandadam

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Back in Peru again, we arrived in Cuzco on Friday 25th August. Our friends Jason, Aaron and Jeff were all in Cuzco and once we found them, (plus 2 other mates from OZ) we all got loose as hell and partied all night. The next day we did a little exploring ...

More Inca Ingenuity and a Memorable Sunday Service, Chinchero, Peru travel blog

More Inca Ingenuity and a Memorable Sunday Service

A travel blog entry by tipep

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... residents from many different mountain communities who come all dressed up for the occasion in their very colourful traditional outfits. Chinchero also has its set of wonderful Inca ruins, mainly terraces, which we hiked through this morning, before ...

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