Peru

Chinchero to Urquillos: All downhill…

When Yiqian and I were ready to leave Chinchero, we asked directions for the path that would take us down …
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Quest for Fiber Chapter 8: Chinchero Textiles

I had been wanting to visit the Centro de Textiles in Chinchero for quite a while and finally had a …
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Huchuy Qosqo: Hiking up…up…up

…and then down…down…down.   Since I moved here to Calca, I have been eyeing some zig-zag trails on the mountain …
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Shopping…Cooking…Eating: Chapter 2: Causa

Panchita’s Causa Last year when Rebecca (my daughter) and I visited Lima, I had the opportunity to have Causa a …
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From Coca to Coffee and Cacao: Part 1

This blog post has been archived at: http://travelblog.cathleenshands.com/2015/04/from-coca-to-coffee-and-cacao-part-1.html\ Sorry for the inconvenience …
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Growing Salt: The Salineras

Last year, when I was visiting near the Sacred Valley with my daughter Rebecca, we were able to visit the …
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Shopping…Cooking…Eating: Chapter 1

A few years ago, I had a romantic notion of going to Mexico for a few weeks, renting an apartment …
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The Cheese Shop

I have now arrived in Huarocondo, a small village 37 km northwest of Cusco. It is really out of the …
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Shopping…Cooking…Eating: Tamales! En Peru!

One day a couple weeks ago I asked my host, Adela if she knew how to make tamales. “Claro!”—of course …
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Yendo a Comprar en los Tiendas y el Mercado

*Going Shopping in the Shops and Market I went shopping one day this week and here is what I bought:  …
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