Real Affordable Peru 2004-2005

Day 6 – I stayed at the hotel while Kathy and some others returned to Machu Picchu to climb to the summit of Huayana Pichu (young mountain).

After lunch at our hotel which jutted over the rapids of the Urubamba, we traveled by train and bus to Cuzco with several stops along the way for more personal encounters.  In the Quecha village of Chinchero the women were using hand built backstrap looms to keep the traditional designs of each village alive.  Their spokesperson demonstrated how the wool is spun between their fingers onto a spindle and native plants are used as dyes.

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