Thursday, March 10, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: A Day in Cuzco


Saqsaywaman is a huge Inca stone installation at 3700 meters (more than 12,000 feet) above the sea.


Saqsaywaman has overlooks to view the city of Cuzco, 400 meters (1300 feet) below.
Cuzco is a city of about 350,000 people, high in the Peruvian Andes.


Plaza de Armas viewed from Saqsaywaman.


La Compania in daytime.


Our host for a home visit.  We had guinea pig as an appetizer.  I ate it.  A lot like dark chicken meat.


And I bought another black box that I don't need from this woodcarver.  It is made from cedar.
$17.  Keep the change.

9 comments:

Andy said...

Jack I am really enjoying your excellent photos of your latest adventure. Keep them coming.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful views! The black box is worth it!

RedPat said...

The craftsmanship of the box looks excellent, Jack! I think I'd pass on the guinea pig.

joo said...

I feel as if I traveled with you - I love it:)

Sharon Anck said...

When I was a kid, I had an aunt who was working in Cuzco. I never fully understood what she was doing there but she liked it so much she stayed. I like the look of that box!

bill said...

Beautiful photos. I like that box, seems like a great deal.

jennyfreckles said...

Keep the box near your wool sweaters (maybe you don't have any since you flee the cold weather!) as cedar wood is supposed to repeal moths.

Kate said...

Yes, the box is lovely and I am sure that you will find a good use for it.

Kay said...

Cuzco looks like it's paved with terra cotta tile roofs. It's amazing to think of living at that altitude.