Sacred Valley of the Incas … [Peru]

Sacred Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru, which is of course dominated by Machu Picchu 🙂 I took a day-trip Tour to the Sacred Valley.

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Pisac Archeological Complex … They used a flag system to mark the various sections.
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Three cute Alpaca getting fed by us … (Alpaca meat is very lean, by the way 🙂)
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A dude looking longingly at us …
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Ones with white fur …
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Will do anything for food 🙂
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That is a lot of fur …
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Colorful bulls like these are supposed to bring good luck … Should buy a small one as souvenir.
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Various natural items they use for color … Peru has some really colorful attire.
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The various natural fur …
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The lady at the center showing us how they make the colors …
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The colors she made right then and there …
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Some weavers at work … I wanted to buy some wall hangings. But man, were they pricey!
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“The potato that makes a lady cry” … In Peru future Mother-In-Laws judge brides by their ability to peel a potato perfectly … Imagine peeling this type 🙂
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Variety of Potato … Peru loves Potatoes!

 

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This Potato lasts for years, it seems …

 

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View of a part of the “Sacred Valley” of the Incas …
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In smaller towns, I saw these 3-wheelers … Many of them were made by TVS!
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Pisac Archeological Complex … If you look closely, you can see the “tombs” for Mummies … The man-made caves.
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Pisac Archaeological Complex … They used a flag system to mark the various sections.
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Pisac Archaeological Complex … Incas loved Terraces …. With my twisted ankle (From Machu Picchu), I had to limp around the place 🙂
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View of Pisac town … Sacred Valley, Peru.
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I loved these Chess boards and Chess pieces. They were “Incas” versus “Spanish” 🙂 I bought one.
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That, my friends, is Cuy … Guinea Pig! It is a delicacy here. They do not serve a piece. I have to buy the whole damn thing … Skipped it.
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The streets in Ollantaytambo …. The ancient Inca city within Sacred Valley. Most of the shops were souvenir shops.
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Some colorful carpets …
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The sacred mountain of Ollantaytambo … Would have climbed it, if not for my ankle. If you look closely, you can see two “faces” … An angry Inca and a young Inca warrior …
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The angry ‘Inca” face … Zoomed.
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Ollantaytambo Ruins … Look how closely the Incas packed the rocks.
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A carved throne … Ollantaytambo Ruins, Sacred Valley, Peru.
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How the heck did Incas get these huge rocks up??? They apparently used sheer physical power and dragged these rocks over gravel. These rocks have Inca carvings and researchers are still working on their meaning …
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Variety of Corn … Peru loves Corn!

 

 

Adios!

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