Today (Sunday) we took a tour of the “Sacred Valley of the Incas,” one of the prime collections of sites in the Americas. It was an all day bus tour, but was well worth it.
We visited the Sunday market at Pisac, and had a great time looking and did some buying — beautiful handmade things. Then we went on to Ollantaytambo, and saw incredible hillside Incan terraces, buildings and many other things. It was my favorite site of the day.
We concluded by going to Chinchero, and saw a demonstration of the hand preparation of dyes and then the dyeing, spinning and weaving processes. Very interesting.
It is winter here — and got quite chilly during part of the day when it was raining.
Tomorrow is the main event — Machu Picchu. We are really looking forward to it, despite the fact that we have to get up at 5am to catch the train there!