Market Day

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She couldn't have been more than 10 or 11, but was very skilled.
     They Sacred Valley was our destination today, with stops at the market in Pisac, and the ruins at Ollantaytambo.  Our itinerary began with a visit to an alpaca farm.  They also housed llamas and vicunas and schooled us in the differences.  Interesting creatures!  They spit, smell, and seem to eat all the time.  How do such nasty animals create such incredible wool?  The patterns that the locals wove were amazing.  Several children were weaving blankets and table runners.  I guess they were skipping school that day????
    We continued on to Pisac, but on the way we stopped for a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley.
The market in Pisac.
  In a word, beautiful!  Remnants of long-forgotten terraces were visible on several mountain slopes.  I almost imagined I could see the Inca working their fields.
    The market in Pisac was impressive.  One could explore to their hearts content, with shopping ranging from a combination of small up-scale shops to simply open-air stalls.  Jewelry, blankets, and various knick-knacks were in abundance.  Many stalls were preparing and selling a type of maize or corn-on-the-cob.  The kernels were the size of marbles!  I probably should have tried it, but was determined to take no chances with my health.  Can you imagine waiting 40 years to see Machu Picchu and then getting Montezuma's revenge????
    We left Pisac and were bound for Ollantaytambo, but first stopped for lunch at an incredible buffet in the middle of nowhere!  It was served outside and the food was heavenly.  I wish I could remember it's location or the name.  It was like a hidden oasis just off the main road.


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She couldnt have been more than 1…
She couldn't have been more than …
The market in Pisac.
The market in Pisac.
Kernels of maize the size of your …
Kernels of maize the size of your…
Cute!
Cute!
Spectacular view of the Sacred Val…
Spectacular view of the Sacred Va…
Alpacas dont look very inviting!
Alpacas don't look very inviting!
Alfalfa for the llama.
Alfalfa for the llama.
In need of a haircut.
In need of a haircut.
Mi amigo, buy one of my dolls, po…
"Mi amigo, buy one of my dolls, p…
This young lady was upset with me …
This young lady was upset with me…
Incredible buffet!
Incredible buffet!
Site of the buffet restaurant.
Site of the buffet restaurant.
I guess if guinea pig is on the me…
I guess if guinea pig is on the m…
Just another day of school.
Just another day of school.
Young entrepreneurs.
Young entrepreneurs.
Pisac
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