I’ve now been in Cusco for a few days and so far it has been great. Such a pretty city.
Yesterday I did a walking tour and I learned a lot about the history of the Incas. Also about the architecture. Their building techniques are super impressive for today so it’s especially cool if you think about how long ago they built it.
Today I went on a tour through the Sacred Valley. There I learned even more about the history, architecture, infrastructure and water management of the Incas from a long time ago. Our guide was very knowledgeable about everything so lots of questions were asked haha. He also has a lot of family and friends living in the Netherlands.
The inca society were also already very knowledgeable about the universe and their surroundings. They understood how the sun and stars worked and built temples with complex constructions to measure time/seasons.
Also brought Antiono with me!
After that we had lunch. I tried guinea pig (a traditional Peruvian dish). It tasted like ham haha.
We also went to get a lesson in organic textile painting. Peruvians use all different types of plants or seeds to color the alpaca wool.
Very interesting day!