21 Photos

Machu Picchu Dream

My dream trip to Peru, that I have been waiting to take since I was in sixth grade.

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The shop at Chinchero.
Author
laurie williams
In the wee hours of the morning, I boarded my flight back to the United States. I loved my entire time in Peru! The day before, while shoe shopping, I tripped on the cobble stone street. …
Hand loom
Author
laurie williams
I was one of the last of my group to leave. So, after checking out, I spent the last few hours back at San Pedro market, and then to San Blas area for shoe shopping. Unlike many women, I do not …
Weavers and Spinners
Author
laurie williams
Our morning started back at Plaza de Armas, where the children were still dancing. This time Vidal's eldest son was one of the dancers! Vidal was part of the parent band. Look for the photograph of …
Gotta love the dancing cuy!
Author
laurie williams
While half of our group opted for the second half day at Machu Picchu, the rest of us had returned to our hotel, El MaPi. My guide book clearly stated that Aguas Calientes had no charm and that it …
Child dancer.
Author
laurie williams
With some early morning dancers still parading through the streets of Ollantaytambo, our group set out for the train to Aguas Calientes, and then on to Machu Picchu. With most of our luggage …
Children dancing in front of La Catedral.
Author
laurie williams
The next morning our group set off for a day in the Sacred Valley. Our first stop was the town of Chinchero. We stopped at the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales and had a wonderful lesson on how …
The Jesuit Church, Cusco
Author
laurie williams
Every since I was in sixth grade, I have wanted to see Machu Picchu. My first view of this Inca city was in my sixth grade social studies book. I am 50 years old! I have waited a long time! If …

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