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    Terraces in Pisac
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    In front of church
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    Terraces

    by SirRichard Written May 9, 2005

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    Terraces in Pisac

    Favorite thing: If you go up to the ruins you will see many terraces around. They were made by the incas to grow corn and other plants. Doing terraces was the only way to develop agriculture in this mountanious regions.

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    Not only sundays

    by SirRichard Written May 9, 2005

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    Central Square

    Favorite thing: Pisac is famous for its sunday markets, but even if you don't come on sunday the little village deserves a visit for its narrow white streets, beautiful central square and marvellous ruins. Many agencies include it in tours around the Sacred Valley.

    Fondest memory: On weekdays there is no market, but you will find a few souvenir shops around too.

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    a breathtaking inca site

    by cbeaujean Updated Jun 23, 2003

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    inca terraces and houses,overhanging the 2 valleys

    Favorite thing: from the top,starting in inca district "quanchisraquay" ,walking down to pisac main square through "intihuatana"(=sun's temple)

    Fondest memory: amazing stroll through the inca times,history and religion....and everlasting wonders of nature!

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    The market on the main square

    by vanessadb Written Dec 4, 2002

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    In front of church

    Favorite thing: Wandering the main square and the market, enjoying the colors, the smells, the atmosphere was unforgettable...

    Fondest memory: On the other side of the church, on the main square, we sat down at the little terrace of the corner cafe and sipped a mate de coca while trying to take it all in, every little detail, in hopes to not forget anything. Especially how we felt.

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    Buying a flute

    by El_Sueco Updated Oct 6, 2002

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    This was really swinging.

    Favorite thing: We had one hour to see Pisac, it was too short time, but we had a nice shopping time, buying bags, textiles, clothes in alpacca and so on.

    Fondest memory: I bought some flutes while our excellent native guide played and singed in the music shop :-0
    There are two 'types' of flutes: Quena, usually made of a reed varying in length 15-50 cm, and the ZampoƱa, or panpipes, formed by several reed tubes of different sizes held together by a string.
    The instruments are in two different 'qualities', one with colourful bands for the tourist (cheaper) and one for real musicians that are better tuned, and also have a bit better price (more expensive).
    Our guide did really try to teach us Quechua, but it seem to have been a very dificult language, as I now have forgotten almost everything...

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    Shoe shine

    by SirRichard Written May 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: You will find many kids around asking you for "shoe-shine, 1 sol". They don't really bother and are nice and friendly, so if your shoes are dusty go for it!

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