Our Trip To Machu Picchu

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In the morning, we drove into the hills surrounding Cusco to visit two Inca sites, Sacsayhuaman and Kenko. We first explored the massive Sacsayhuaman archaeological site located on top of a hill overlooking Cusco.

No, that's another day. Let's just put up a few pix and then we can figure out what we were doing - and where.

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It's obvious that there is much poverty here, but on the other hand, I see some construction going on, as shown in the left photo.

Below are photos of and around the market. Sorry, little or no captions - I'm running out of time!

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Continuing our tour of the farms and cultural visits, we stopped our bus at a farm where only two elderly persons were digging for potatoes. Corina explained to them that we would like to help out for a few minutes, and they agreed. (EDITOR'S (author's) NOTE: this may have been arranged ahead of time.) Judging by the time stamps on my photos, we were there only 16 minutes - sure seemed longer that that. But we had fun doing the work!

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Sorry, no captions at this time -- I'll try to get back to this later and add some.

And now, we continue, riding the bus out of the farming area.

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