Tag Archives: Quinoa

Lake Titicaca & Puno

We left Cuzco and caught a bus to Puno, the main town on the Peruvian side of lake Titicaca Puno is known as the folkloric capital of Peru and is also home to the second largest carnival in South America. … Continue reading

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The Quarry Trail and how two spoons lead to finding love in the Andes

As part of our tour we visit Machu Picchu and usually the group hikes the Inca Trail to get there. The numbers are strictly controlled on the Inca Trail and everyone has to apply for permits months in advance, I … Continue reading

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Sacred valley & Ollantaytambo

We did a day tour of the Sacred Valley, the most important agricultural area in Peru. They mainly grow maize and quinoa. It was interesting to learn that the outer husk of the quinoa grains actually toxic. Therefore it’s quite … Continue reading

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