On The Road ~ Ollantayambo Peru 27

Ollantaytambo, located in the Sacred Valley, is one of the finest archeological complexes in Peru.

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Notching system, created by the Incas connecting these huge stones… amazing.

 

On The Road ~ Urubamba Peru 26

Urubamba is the town you stay in to visit the Incan wonders of the Sacred Valley.

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Ice berg over the Sacred Valley

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Getting around town, Urubamba in what we call TukTuk’s….

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Where to eat in Urubamba

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The Fresh Market in Urubamba

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On The Road ~ Cusco Peru 25

There are lots of restaurants and good food in Cusco, this one has a twist. For my Vegan, Raw and or Gluten Free Friends…..

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Compliments of the chef.

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Gluten free dumplings with Asian dipping sauce, delicious.

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This is called a Raw Energy Wrap, Raw seed-based wrap, stuffed with avocado, lettuce, organic tomatoes, capers, sprouts, spinach and vegan sour cream, dressed with olive oil, apple vinegar and pink salt. Awesome.

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Taco’s, homemade soft taco shells made with organic corn, filled with beans and vegetables, stir fried in Peruvian Chile’s and pisco, served with guacamole, pico gallo sauce and sauerkraut.

 

On The Road ~ Cusco Peru 24

So much ancient history in Cusco.6FF3E9AD-2B57-403D-81EA-734C3EF469D4

Church of Santo Domingo and Coricancha

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How were the Incas able to create these huge stones, get them placed, and set with no concrete type of material. The shapes and fits are fascinating. The tasks similar to the Pyramids in Egypt.

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There is so much history in Peru, I can hardly break the surface. If you want more detail, just look up any of these places.

 

On The Road ~ Cusco Peru 23

Short flight to Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its architectural remains and Spanish colonial architecture.

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This was our greeting party.

Altitude 11,230 feet. You need to walk slowly.

We are staying at an extraordinary hotel. Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel.

This is a Museum Hotel, with Colonial Art on the walls, in a XVI Century Mansion. It has been a National Historical Heritage since 1980. It once belonged to Don Domingo de Artaza in the sixteenth century.

I have a few photos, but will be back in about four days. Everything is exquisite.

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Have Coca Tea for the Altitude while checking in… it actually helps.

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Pisco Sour a traditional drink in Peru, before dinner, it tastes a little like a margarita.

 

 

On The Road ~ Arequipa Peru 22

Back to Arequipa for a night, at Casa Andina Premium Arequipa where we started,  beautiful  architecture and antiques.

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Early breakfast before heading to Cusco.

 

 

 

On a The Road ~ Colca Peru 21

The Colca Lodge, beautiful and peaceful.

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Meet some friends

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Real flowers not embroidery

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Bringing fresh herbs and veggies to the kitchen.

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Welcome to Colca Lodge… his name translates to Julius Caesar.

Lunch by the the hot springs.

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Assorted tastes for bread

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Chicken crusted with quinoa, French fries and spicy sauce.