Category Archives: Sacred Valley

a day in the pisac market

I posted a photo of this beautiful woman on the Life Writing Photography blog on Easter Sunday.  She was very sweet and allowed me to take this photo for a “propina” – a tip.  Almost everywhere in Peru that I … Continue reading

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Senor de Huanca, “a three hour tour”

Last weekend Kenzo and I attempted the Senor de Huanca hike.  Once a year, large groups of Peruvians do a Pilgrimage to the Senor de Huanca – leaving at night fall and arriving to the end for the sunrise. We … Continue reading

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Sacred Valley 5: Ollantaytambo

On my last post about the Sacred Valley – I left off saying that we were on the way to Ollantaytambo.  We loved the ruins in this city – they were expansive and we spent several hours exploring the main … Continue reading

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Sacred Valley 4: Urubamba

When we left Salineras on one of our weekends in the Sacred Valley – we then headed into Urubamba (a city settled down in a deep valley within Sacred Valley).  We got there around dark, found a hotel to stay … Continue reading

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Sacred Valley 3: Las Salineras

From Maras it was about an hour hike through the beautiful Sacred Valley to Las Salineras (or the Salt Ponds).  We could not have asked for better weather! Kenzo, ready to get started! Some fellow travelers…the only other people we … Continue reading

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Sacred Valley Ruins II: Maras

Maras is a small pueblo that really does not attract tourists on its own.  You have to go through it to get to Moray or Las Salineras…which is what brought us to the cute town.  When we arrived, we hooked … Continue reading

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Sacred Valley Ruins I: Moray

In September we spent two weekends traveling throughout the Sacred Valley on the Tourist Ticket (you buy it once and it lasts for 10 days and you get to get into several ruins and some museums here). We’re going to … Continue reading

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Pikillaqta Ruins

Awhile back, on a holiday, we accompanied Victor, Berta, Fabricio and Fernando to visit the Pikillaqta Ruins, a few miles outside of Cuzco.  We’ve seen a lot of ruins, but it was really cool to see these because they look … Continue reading

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Parents in Cuzco!

After an over-night bus ride from Arequipa we arrived in Cuzco!  Before crashing, we walked around a little while and then headed to Jack’s for breakfast (a quick favorite place for the parents).  It was great being out so early … Continue reading

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