Basking in the afterglow of vacation, as we shift to a Sunday-through-Thursday work schedule during the football season.
Kids are kids, no matter where. Peruvian chidren wear uniforms to school. I caught these kids lined up on a field trip to a museum.
Young capitalists. These girls looked absolutely adorable. Until they demanded money for having their picture taken.
Llamas really do rule. This couple was trying to have a moment to themselves at Machu Picchu, when the llamas decided they wanted that space.
Llamas rule, but the vicuña is referred to as “Peruvian Gold.” That’s because its fleece goes for more than $200 a pound.
Contrast that to the manual labor so many Peruvians perform every day of their work lives. Key word: manual.
But the job I would least want: driving one of the many buses up Machu Picchu. That white ribbon you see is the road.
And finally, the Incas. Decimated by epidemics, the Spanish, and who knows what else, they left monuments like this granary built into the side of a mountain. No matter how many times it was explained to me, I’ll never understand how they did it.