Thursday, August 21, 2008

Peru, Perfectly Pleasing! Part 1

Hello Everyone,

As promised, I want to give you a wonderful glimpse into our trip to Peru! Our trip was fantastic! We had a great group of 6 people total! They were terrific. But what really made it great was our tour guide Rosa...simply stated, she was FANTASTIC!

We not only visited Machu Picchu, but we spent a lot of time in the Sacred Valley...Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, just to mention a few towns. Although there were really no fabric stores, Peru is very rich in colorful textile weavings. In the pictures you will see some of them.

First a warning this may be long, but only due to the pictures. Here we go:

First the view from our room in Cusco, beautiful mountains and a fabulous church!!

Some of the local fare, yes, guinea pig and alpaca are on the menu. Alpaca was actually quite good never got a chance to taste the guinea pig and I am not sure I would have. They are just too cute!

Beautiful weavings for sale on our way to see some of the Inca ruins. Simply gorgeous!!

Some of the 1st ruins that we were able to view. Boy did the Inca's know how to build, especially stairs!!

At the market, wonderful color!!

Okay folks, that's all for Part 1, but here is one more picture, a glimpse into Part 2!

Check back in a few days for Part 2! Until then Happy Quilting!!



Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jackie! That must've been an awesome trip. Your pictures are stunning. And really? People eat alpaca and guinea pig???

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a wonderful opportunity to see this part of the world! How exciting! And your pictures are wonderful. Thank you!

Gina said...

what stunning pictures

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Vickie E said...

Fried Guinea Pig???..I can't show my daughter.she'll freak. But wow what a trip for you!!!

Anonymous said...

merci pour ces belles images et ce joli reportage!!
"tank you for theses beautiful images
and this marvelous travel"
excuse my imperfect english...
marie sy

annemariesquilt said...

Thanks fot the ride I loved it..
Peru is too fare away for I guess but maybe sometime when I wann the lotteri!! Who knows..

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures! Love all the beautiful colors. :)

Tine said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! Everything looks so beautiful! I love the pictures from the market, such great colors...
Hmmm...guinea pig? I don't think I would have been brave enough for that either ;-)

Nanette Merrill said...

Quite amazing, almost like stepping back in time I think. The guinea pig thing is pretty awful but the market was fabulous.

Eileen said...

Wow. Eating a guinea pig would be like eating a rat though, wouldn't it? I mean, they are not really pigs.
Well anyways.. I LOVED those weavings laying out there in the sun. What a gorgeous photo that is. And the stone architecture is simply amazing.

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