After we left Pisac, we headed to a center dedicated to preserving local arts. The knitter in me was thrilled.
This is the market in another village, but all the handcrafts were made in the traditional way.
We also learned about the difference between llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Guanacos and vicuñas aren't domesticated, so they're less interesting. Llamas are bigger and capable of carrying up to 25 kg, but they don't make good eating and the wool they produce isn't easy to work with.
Our last stop was Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied city in the Americas. The reason it was such a prime location?
Next stop... the Inca Trail!
Want to know more about my trip to Peru? Check out The Path, coming on Sept. 1 from Dreamspinner Press.
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