La Casa de Barro Lodge & Restaurant
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... she has tea for breakfast and lunch, and milk for dinner.
After my soup, I explored the rest of the property. Rough wooden bridges crossed ponds around the gardens. I wandered out to the front of the property to photograph the sign, followed by the two dogs. With no intention of going for a walk through the bush (I was still feeling
off colour), I found myself being led by the two dogs, who kept running back ...
Today, our class was given a relatively free day for being in Cusco, giving us time to explore the city ourselves and enjoy what it has to offer. Before I dive into this blog entry, some classmates of mine pointed out that I have left some bigger things out in my blog entries. Things that may have not been a big deal to me at the time, but in actuality w a huge deal. One of these was that when our class set up camera traps at the Villa Carmen, one of ...
... is the birthplace of the potato and its domestication occurred perhaps 10,000 years ago. Peru has the perfect climate for these nightshades, and between 3,000 and 4,000 types have been documented. We also noted varicolored cobs of huge-kerneled corn, another vegetable that showed up daily on our plates in some manner.
After lunch, we had an opportunity to shop a bit, and of ...
... cameloids, i.e., Llamas (Peru's pack animal) and Alpacas (Peru's source of fine wool). Did you know they were related to camels? I didn't.
The interactive site allowed us to feed the animals (too much fun!) and watch Peruvian weaver's produce amazing textiles. Well worth the visit! It was an enjoyable afternoon excursion and cut our drive through the Andes in half. Anyone prone to car sickness would have appreciated the break!
We had one last stop after we came in view ...
... we weren't going to see Machu Picchu from there. So off we set for Machu Picchu. On and on. And then finally it comes into view. What a spectacle. The view is great and the engineering is incredible. Many earthquakes have hit this area but most of this town is still standing. And talk about making the best of the terrain, there are buildings built at the bottom, half way up and on top of mountains. It is amazing but also it is a little hard to appreciate it as we are both ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility