Peru, June 2005, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley

Ollantaytambo

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Like Pisac, Ollantaytambo is an ancient town, with Incan walls and friendly villagers, abutted by impressive Incan ruins. The intrepid Bill made it to the top, but I was content to look up! On the way back we stopped at a chicheria where we tasted the corn homebrew, saw many kinds of potatoes and other root vegetables, and Ray tried his hand at getting a coin in the "sapu" or frog's mouth. Finally late in the day we dined with the promised local family, who gave us a ceremonial glimpse of a guinea pig with pepper in mouth, later serving us guinea pig stew. Of course, it tasted like chicken.
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©Clare Durst 2005