Peru Entry #2

Well we had a blast on our first day in Peru. Our 2nd day was even better. Out side of Cusco is what is called the Sacred Valley. More remote towns to visit. Most people do this by signing on to a guided tour. Getting herded arond like cattle from place to place. I will never sign on for that. If you just read up on an area you can do it all on your own. I decided to hire our own driver for the day. Most hotels can help you find a safe and reliable taxi that you can hire for the day. I found one for $50US for the whole day. What a deal. Then you are in charge when and here you stop and how long you stay in a location.
So off we go to explore the Sacred Valley.

Stephanie grabbed the first shot of the day. There are dogs running all over the city. This dog was just hanging out in front of this door outside our hotel.
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Our driver took this picture of us as we were leaving the city. That is Cusco in the backgroud.
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In countries like this you will always find children out working trying to sell stuff to tourist to help support their family. I so wish children didn’t have to do this at such a young age.
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Our fist stop was a town called Pisac. There are some ancient Inca sites to hike to here.
You have to watch out for pig crossings.
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These ladies still are weaving like their ancestors
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We’ve started our hike.

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Stephanie looking cute
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Stop for kiss.
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While hiking on the trail to an ancient Inca site we came across this young boy.
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We decide to get off the beaten path.
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We are headed to this site
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We made it. We are getting good at the self timer shots.
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Stephanie sneaking a picture of me.
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This is fun

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At the end of this hike we needed some food. How about a fresh corn on the cob.
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There are always great pictures in the Pisac market place.
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Next stop Ollantaytambo

There are these amazing Inca fortresses build in the mountainside.
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The bike looks a little big for this kid. But he was flying through the streets
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This old town has a great drainage system that funnels water from the mountain around the town.
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You see these bulls on all the rooftops. They are good luck.
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Next stop the town of Chinchero
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I loved this guy
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So after Chinchero we headed back to Cusco. We had a blast today just wandering around towns. I never get tired of this.

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2 Responses to “Peru Entry #2”

  1. Mark Cafiero Says:

    I’m loving these posts – how cool is this, you’ve got some National Geographic quality photos here. Killer stuff and congratulations you and Stephanie a day in advance! (nice hiking boots!)

  2. MsB Says:

    Wow! That looks more like corn on Miracle-Gro! GREAT PICTURES! Definitely made me think I was browsing the NG magazine online. I’m inspired to spend my wedding anniversary in a great country like this!

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