Sacred Valley Moray and Salineras

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January 25th 2016
Published: January 25th 2016
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Pedro is happy he has a tractor
We have had another beautiful day. Our driver for the day was Julio. He picked us up and took us to Ollantaytambo. We got our ticket and then it was off to Moray. The weather was warm today, but there was a thunderstorm brewing in the distance across the valley. The thunder could be heard as we hiked around the terraces. Next it was off to the Salineras. The road to Salineras was a series of very narrow gravel roads with switchbacks. We were happy we were in a car with Julio driving rather than one of the larger vans or busses. We had a few drops of rain hit us when we were driving down to Salineras and also when we were walking around the pans, but otherwise we were not really hit by any of the rain. The Salineras were an amazing sight to see. The salt water running down from the mountin and directed to the various salt pans via waterways and channels. The pans are filled in the dry season (it is the rainy season right now) and then after 5 days and 5 nights the water evaporates and the salt is crystalized and ready to be harvested. We were able to walk right into the area with the salt pans. Pedro got a snack of the dry roasted corn that is sold everywhere and I bought some of the pink salt.

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Julio...look out for the brown swiss

27th January 2016

Hi Mom and Dad how are you. I miss you. You are really good at taking pictures.

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