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Exploring the Sacred Valley


Today was primarily an educational day. In the town of Chincheros we got a demonstration of making woven goods from spinning yarn to the completed products, then an interesting talk about agriculture. Lunch at a charming hacienda (complete with llamas and alpacas roaming the grounds) was followed by dance and horsemanship demonstration and a trip to the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo.

It all added to our understanding of the Peruvian culture, but for blog purposes, photos are probably more interesting than a blow by blow of what we learned!

Enjoy!

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This is a common sight in Peru. Even walking down the street, the women are spinning wool into yarn.

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All the yarns are dyed using different plant materials.

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There are 3000 varieties of potatoes grown in Peru!

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Cuy (guinea pig) is a delicacy and is on many menus!

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Next up, our day at Machu Picchu!

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I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

2 responses »

  1. Thank you for the fabulous photos…..it’s like we got to go on vacation with you 😉

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