On a rare day off for my husband, we decided to go for a day trip to Pisac. It is a relaxing place set right in the mountains and we always enjoy our visit.
I swear however that I have the laziest kids in the world - I know I am not a fitness fanatic but I do love to get out and walk when I can. My daughter decided that she would sit at the bottom of the steps while we walked up the hill to take a photo and a few steps up, my son complained that his leg hurt! Really!
Anyway we managed to take some lovely photos but I certainly wouldve liked to have walked a few more steps particularly as the day was nice.
Regardless of this we had a nice time. We browsed the stores and the market, had a coffee and some banana cake, and after a couple of hours we headed back to Cusco for some pizza!
A change is as good as a holiday - they say!
While we didn't spend a lot of time in Pisac for the festival, it was a nice introduction to a lovely little town and it gave us an insight into how the locals celebrate the Virgin Del Carmen Fiesta.
We were told the festivities kicked off around 10am but in actual fact it started just after midday but by 1pm the kids were tired and had seen enough so we headed home.
The dancers were drinking beer in preparation for their performances so I can imagine that as the day went on, the audience would be in for quite a treat.
Little Master 3 didn't like the firecrackers they let off during the dances so was happy to put some distance in between himself and those on stage. But all in all we were glad we went.
Well we did make it to Awana Kancha - at first we went to the wrong bus station because there are different ones depending on your end destination but we finally made it to Awana Kancha in one piece and much the wiser - and got to feed the llamas and alpacas.
The kids loved it - and were ever so excited to see the animals and be able to interact with them in a close environment.
Awana Kancha is set up really nicely for the tourists and doubled as a weaving centre in which they sold their handicrafts. We avoided the store but did take the time to enjoy a cup of coffee and some snacks in the idyllic and peaceful countryside.
Michelle - traveller, writer, mother, lover and friend.