We walked along Avenida de Sol to see the Textile Museum where they have exhibits on the art and the people of the traditional Peruvian textile industry. The museum is free and funded by proceeds from their fair trade shop. The prices there are not out of line with other shops I've seen and some of the goods there are very different.
Day 3: Cusco October 22nd 2014 Geo: -13.52, -71.99Rough night.I'm not sure how altitude adjustment feels for other people, but I'm not enjoying it. We took everyone's advice and have kept the activity level low and the hydration level high. I still had to spend a good portion of the night trying to convince the reptilian part of my brain that I was getting enough oxygen. I felt like if I went to sleep I wouldn ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima 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