Chinchero Village outside Cusco March 15th 2011 Whilst we were in Cusco we decided to take a day trip (independently done) to Chinchero which is 40 minutes north of Cusco by local bus. The reason we wanted to go there was for the market and the Inca site just outside the village. What we didn't expect was a "childrens carnival", which in fact was going on in all the towns that day. The ambiance was incredible, teams from other districts danced ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco » Cusco Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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Scottish and on a sabbatical with my wife Lynn for one year, we are in Thailand now and will be in China next stop for two months.My wife is a Midwife and I am Ranger/Ski Teacher(snow),we are in our 40's and have a son called Jamie who works offshore.... full info