Tag: Machu Picchu

To Market To Market

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to visit local grocery stores and markets. In many developing countries, fresh food markets are still where the locals shop instead of the sterile grocery stores more progressive countries have. The San Pedro Central Market in Cuzco, Peru […]

Sacred Valley Bouquet

My favorite time of year to visit the Sacred Valley region in Peru is early May. Just after the rainy season has ended, the sacred valley is green and vibrant with colors throughout. For a brief period one can enjoy the bright green valley before the dry and […]

Climbing Around Pisac Ruins

Nestled in the Sacred Valley is the ancient town of Pisac. Pisac is a favorite stop among international visitors with a vibrant market filled with textiles and other Peruvian goods for purchase. Taking the back road out of town, high on the mountain range stands the Inca ruins […]

Moray an Inca Farmer’s Paradise

High up in the Andes Mountains, near the village of Maras and the unique Salineras is a strange and seemingly out-of-this-world circular terraces known as Moray. Built by the Incas over 500 years ago, there are several concentric circular terraces dug deep into the earth. Looking at the […]

Peruvian Pink

High in the Andes mountains flows a highly salted stream of water that has been harvested for thousands of years. Salineras, just outside of the small town of Maras, is an enclave of salt flats entrenched on the mountainside in a small valley. Discovered over 2,000 years ago, […]

Huayna Picchu My Nemesis

There are times in our lives when personal challenges present themselves. Crossing our paths they test our ability to find the courage and strength to overcome our fears and achieve personal greatness. Huayna Picchu Mountain, a towering verdant and stone mountain stands at Machu Picchu. Taunting me through […]

Green Terraces and Stone Walls

Machu Picchu We all dream of verdant terraces and granite reminders of Incas past.      Visiting Machu Picchu is nearly on everyone’s Bucket-List. Having had the good fortune to have visited Machu Picchu twice in the past few years, one can only imagine the number of photos […]

Llamas, Alpacas and Vicunas – OH MY !

There is nothing more that represents the Andes mountains than Llamas. Found in high altitudes, these animals are a large part of the social and economic structure throughout the region. Related to the camel, these animals are vital for survival as they provide warmth with their wool, food […]