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!
This is a common sight in Peru. Even walking down the street, the women are spinning wool into yarn.
All the yarns are dyed using different plant materials.
There are 3000 varieties of potatoes grown in Peru!
Cuy (guinea pig) is a delicacy and is on many menus!
Next up, our day at Machu Picchu!