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PERU: Cusco

3 Jul | Amber Davis | No Comments

Peruvian Wal-Mart?

This Saturday I spent the afternoon at the San Pedro market. This market is known for selling anything and everything and it did not disappoint! There are sections of raw meat, fruits/vegetables, dry goods, hot food, flowers, and tons of souvenirs. I spent about 2 hours just wandering through this huge market in awe, there …

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26 Jun | Amber Davis | No Comments

Machu Picchu

Before I even get into my amazing weekend of exploring Machu Picchu, I have a little anecdote about my grocery shopping experience this week. First off, most things in Peru are very cheap: food, water, clothes, etc. However any American brand is just as expensive here as in the U.S. which seems extremely expensive when …

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12 Jun | Amber Davis | No Comments

So Many Ruins, So Little Time

What a busy weekend! I went on a City Tour on Saturday and to Sacred Valley and the Pisac market on Sunday. Each took up almost the full day and I am exhausted! Saturday we visited Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, Q’enqo, and Saqsayhuaman. The names are all very odd because they aren’t Spanish, they’re Quechua! This …

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6 Jun | Amber Davis | No Comments

Safe Arrival in Cusco

It’s official! As of 6:00 this morning I am on Peruvian soil. My host mother Consuela was waiting for me at the airport and drove me back to her house. It was a very short ride (~7 minutes) and I was pleased to know the cars and driving laws are pretty much the same as …

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