Peru Natural Fabric Dyes : All Ancient Secrets

Natural fabric dyes are becoming popular again as eco-conscious products are more in demand. Natural, sustainable dyes have been used since the beginning of textile crafting, and they’re seeing a revival in the modern world, although they’ve never gone out of use in many places around the world, such as Peru, which has a rich textile culture. Natural dyes created…

Amantani Island Homestay : my Actual Experience

This is so far the only place I’ve been to where tourists are kept simple and exists in harmony with the natural way of life .
And I am not even talking about the staged to the perfection Uros tour. But tourism in general . Where selling your ingenuity and traditions means sharing and not selling out . Where you let the foreigner admire and be a part of your culture for an hour or a day just letting them in , without being a clown who dresses up and gets back to western clothing and Walmart plastic furniture right after the tourist cameras are off .

Peruvian cuisine : Complete Guide to Food and Drinks of Peru

Here’s what you can expect from an exciting trip to Peru; a journey to the past in which you’ll find not only the kindest, warmest people but insight in their ancestral cooking.Peruvians, the people of the sun, are a closed community and have assimilated little of the modern ways spread in the rest of America. However, it’s because of this seclusion that you can still find extraordinary unaltered traditions; a unique lifestyle better appreciated through food.

Uros Floating Islands : the Show

Back in the day the Mobility was the name of the game. When political situation got tense , particularly with the arrival of the Incas , they could just move the entire island from the dangerous area . Just push it off the shore and float to safety within the 3,200-square-mile lake .Anchors made of rocks and rope would hold them in place , but not exactly . At least not all the time …

Andean Explorer: A Luxury Trip from Cusco to Puno

Traveling on the Belmond Andean Explorer from Cusco to Puno is a unique yet fulfilling experience, a journey between mountains and clouds, at higher altitudes. Ten hours of travel, starting from Cusco and ending at the majestic Lake Titicaca, the train allows you to keep yourself immersed in the natural beauty of Andean Mountain Range.

Moray – Inca’s Open Air Agriculture Lab

The Incas cultivated an estimated 70 species of crops, almost as many as the farmers of Europe and Asia combined.Basically , they created an agricultural wonderland.One of the most visually stunning Inca ruins were actually very carefully designed fields that sustained the whole community. This was an Incan agricultural laboratory, conducted on an imperial scale.

Visit Maras Salt Mines

Another place you can find the community culture in Peru . The mine is owned by 380 individial families .The same families have worked these salty steps solely by hand for more than a thousand years.

The most incredible thing is that these salt pans that are still used exactly as they were at the time of the Incas.The salt is hand-harvested, hand‐processed and hand‐mined for over 2,000 years and until today . Each year the rainy season dissolves the hillside and requires that the entire labyrinth of salt pans be built anew.

Machu Picchu : The Balance

The Inca knew something about balance that we don’t . Yes , Macchu Picchu is definitely attractive to historians and archeologists , with Inca building techniques .
But to me , the real wonder of the world was in the perfect harmony : the man-made and the natural. The was such a complex structure , coexists with the stunning nature of the Andes so effortlessly . The most promotive and the most complex . This is the wonder .

Visiting Machu Picchu : the Most Special Experience

Machu Picchu the place that has thrilled rogues and royalty alike for centuries.When the ruins were discovered , they laid smothered between layers of jungle , known only to a handful of local farmers .

From the maze of temples , getaways , palaces , chambers and squares – clinging to terraces cut from the almost vertical hillside – archaeologists pieced together the story of a civilisation that once ruled supreme in this high altitude , exotic region .

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Once a country retreat for Inca royalty and nobility, Ollantaytambo is also where the Incas also fought some of their last battles . When the conquistadors arrived, it was Ollantaytambo that stood strongest and its leader Manco Inca led successful campaigns against the Spaniards

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