January adventure starts here

Start of another trip. Stay tune for updates.


Pikillacta ruins

Location Pikillacta site is Located near the village of Huacarpay, overlooking Laguna de Huacarpay. The archaeological site is located about 30 km East and South of Cusco, along Cuso-Puna road. What is here Pikillacta is one of many archaeological sites located in the “Southern Cusco Valley”. What makes this site significant is that the Pikillacta […]


Rest Day in Cusco

Rest Day Today was a slow and restful day in Cusco. We slept in a bit and then wandered around in search of cool things to inflict on various people.


Seminario ceramic arts studio and workshop

Second stop of today was the ceramic workshop and studios established and run by Pablo Seminario and his wife Marilú Behar. The Seminario studios are located in the town of Urumbamba, in the Sacred Valley. The centre is dedicated to research and experimentation with the ceramic arts and techniques of the pre-Columbian cultures of Peru. […]


Chinchero textile centre

First stop of the day today was the “Balcon del Inca” in Chichero. Balcon del Inca is a traditional crafts centre specialising in traditional textile manufacure using llama, alpaca and sheep wool and natural dyes, used in this region since the pre-Inca times. This is a great place to pick up a locally made llama […]



The village of Ollantaytambo is where the roads end and where we boarded a train to reach Aguas Callientes (also known as Machupicchu Pueblo) , the township at the foot of the of ridge where the ancient city is located. The whole area of Ollantaytambo village and fortress is a mid 15th century construction when […]



We travelled to the Sacred Valley and the village of Pisac. Located some 45 minutes drive to the north and east of Cusco. The village itself is a good experience, with a local food market and an artisan market in full swing. So much colours and and  Music. Very tasty foods. High above the village […]


Qorikancha and Saksaywaman

Today we explored the Qorikancha and Saqsayhuaman. Qorikancha was the main temple complex in the Cusco city. It was dedicated mostly to the sun god Inti. Pizarro and his men stripped the temple of its gold plating, and then as part of asseting thier rule, they destroyed the temples, burnt the scared mummies of the […]


Cusco – first day

First day in Cusco was spent acclimating to the altitude – 3400 m or 11,200 feet is not a joke. Today we wondered around, had a a lunch in the main plaza of the old city and then went back to the hotel to sleep off the 41 hour transit. Old city of Cusco is […]


Transit in Santiago

Stopover in Santiago de Chile, watining for flight to Lima. Of the small mercies of international flights:  lounge access.  

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