Stop at the Pisac Market and then Pisac Ruins and our funny Guide Carlos
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Our trip to Machu Picchu began with a tour of the Sacred Valley or 'Valle Sagrada'. We stopped in the Pisac market and grabbed some fresh empanadas recently pulled from the oven. Then as we walked toward the marketplace two llamas sprinted past us oblivious to our presence and shoved their faces into a bucket of carrots I'm hoping was placed for them.
The market was full of colours and sounds and people moving all over the place. I purchased a couple things then decided to walk around and enjoy the experience.
The Pisac Ruins were beautiful. We hiked up along a trail until we reached the ruins. From the ruins site we could look down into the valley and enjoy the remarkable view. Here was the first place that we saw the solstice induced Inca Cross. Only half of the cross is created and the sunlight generated from the soltice sun creates the remaining half of the cross in shadow.
Our guide was a very interesting character. Everything he said he tended to finish with really long drawn-out syllables, such as, ''This cathedral was very intereeeeeeeesssting...'' It was hard not to smile when he spoke. He was really engaging and made some pretty funny comments. At the end of Pisac he said, ''I know you are tired but wait until we are back because then you can relax, rest or maybe cry, but do not let others see you cry, because then they will think you are craaaazzy..''