One of our favorite things about living in the Sacred Valley was that we could get around fairly easily without having a car. This was greatly facilitated by being in Urubamba, which is a little larger than some of the neighboring towns, but generally speaking, things wouldn’t change too much elsewhere in the Valley. OurContinue reading “Getting around in the Sacred Valley”
Chicha is a drink most commonly made with a maize base. The most popular form is chicha morada which is made from a purple corn and is non-alcoholic. The taste is generally very fruity and sweet. We found that this was the favored drink served at most parties and get-togethers. Chicha de jora is anContinue reading “A taste of Chicha”
A celebration of Incan history was conducted at the Palacio de Huayna Cápac, the last free emperor of the unified Incan empire. We didn’t understand most of the ceremony as it was done mostly in Quechua.
For the most part, walking either to town or back to the house on the caminos is calm and pleasant. Not too many cars or motos because they are basically foot paths, only the occasional dirt bike. But every once in a while you run into this: Of course, the path isn’t quite wide enoughContinue reading “Traffic on the camino”