Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 16 Sep 2010 19:15
Písac is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River. The village is well-known for its market every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, an event which attracts heavy tourist traffic from nearby Cusco. One of its more notable features is a large pisonay tree which dominates the central plaza. The sanctuary of Huanca, home to a sacred shrine, is also near the village. Pilgrims travel to the shrine every September.
We wandered the market for a while and then had a traditional pasty cooked the original way
At the snack bar was a guinea pig house, including pregnant ones, all the more to put Anne off eating one - the national dish. Time to explore some more
Alan demonstrating his purchase, a sacrificial weapon - also his new leather trouser support
We wandered around a new housing estate on the way back to the hotel
A very old fashioned game with a push bike tire.
ALL IN ALL AN AMAZING MARKET
FASCINATING MARKET IN A POOR, RURAL COMMUNITY