To Pisac – Magical Peru

December 6, 2012, 9:46 pm

After acclimating to the elevation in Cusco, we headed into the Urubamba valley – The Sacred Valley of the Incas.  It is a very fertile basin fed by the Urubamba River, which gently winds through the valley collecting the rain that sheds down the slopes of the Andes, and more recently, water from the melting glaciers.

We hiked two miles up to the incredibly well preserved Pisac ruins, perched upon paths that line the hillside, commanding incredible views of the valley and the mountains.  We make our way down into the town and one of the largest and busiest markets in South America.  The textile goods here are more authentic, utilizing more natural dyes and variations on designs.  This is where I make my first purchases, a bag, a scarf, and an orange hat with cool geometrics for my son. See if you can spot it in the photos.

Quechua women herd animals along the road in the Urubamba Valley

Urubamba Valley

Emberly at Pisac

Pisac

Pisac

Emberly at Pisac

Emberly at Pisac

Pisac Textile

Pisac Textiles

Pisac Textiles

Pisac Textiles

Pisac Textiles

 

 

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