Enchanting Peru (1)

After 5 hours waiting and 2 hours delay at the Miami airport, we arrived at the Bogota, Columbia a little after 5 AM. From there, we were connected to a short flight to Cuzco. My friends flew from CA to Miami that morning had only 3 hours of sleep in 24 hours.

On arrival, our Peru tour began immediately. The first stop was the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Cuzco perched at about 11,000 feet above sea level. Beautiful landscapes, mystical ruins, and indigenous villages.

We then stopped at a weaving center where people still keep ancient weaving techniques and traditions alive.

Here we saw how they used food and rocks to make colors for weaving.

My first time seeing Alpacas. πŸ™‚

Alpaca and Llamas look much alike. AlpacasΒ are bred purely for their luxurious wool which is one of the finest in the world.Β LlamasΒ have no wool for garments.Β  More about the differences.

Another view of the valley:

These photos were taken with my iPhone 8+.

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45 thoughts on “Enchanting Peru (1)

  1. Good morning, Amy,
    Looks like you had a great trip.
    Maybe I’ll be able to show pictures of Peru next year. Mary will be there in March. I’ll stay here, though.
    Have a great day,
    Pit

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  2. This is so nice, thank you for sharing these photos and your traveling experience to Peru. It must have been a lovely journey, some of the places there must look truly majestic, judging from your third photo, for instance, and the traditions… interesting to discover. Looking forward to Enchanting Peru, part 2. πŸ™‚

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  3. Great photos. What a wonderful part of the world to live in. Thanks for explaining the difference between alpacas and llamas. My grandkids and I have often wondered about that. I will have to tell them. πŸ™‚

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  4. I love traveling with you, Amy! Alpacas are very sweet animals, and I bought some yarn for a sweater there. Soft, soft. Can’t wait for your further journey! Did you fly over the Nazca lines as well? We flew with a propeller plane with 8 seats. They aired the tyres with a bicycle pump…in that moment I did not feel good about the flight..but all went well.

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  5. Have a fabulous trip Amy. We did a cycling tour in that area a few years ago. Lovely to see your photos which transport me right back to all the beauty of the landscape and the vibrant colours that is so classic of Peru.

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  6. Lovely story and pictures, Amy! Yesterday I saw a post about Peru and today these two great posts by you – and think I’m being told to go there πŸ™‚ Peru has been on my bucket list for quite a while!

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  7. That’s so great that you’ve tipped into the southern hemisphere, and what a great country —- there is something magical about the Andes; for me, a trip to the higher elevations is like getting a dose of natural prozac, and as much as I love it there, my body does best in warmer climates, so I’m lucky to be able to spend time in both areas – here on the equator.
    Your photos are lovely, though those adorable animals made me smile!.

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