These photos of Quechua women in their traditional garb were taken in Pisac.
Their clothing is a combination of Pre-Spanish and Colonial Spanish styles.
In the first photo, the sash you see around her shoulders is called a lliclla, and is only decorative. Her colorful skirt is called a pollera. Quechua women typically wear 3-5 polleras layered for warmth. And on her head she has an unkua; a small rectangular cloth used for carrying small snacks like corn.
In the second photo, the large cloths on the women's backs are called k'eperina, they're tied around the neck and used to carry children or groceries in.
They are also wearing hats called monteras, which vary from region to region. Sometimes the montera is decorated with intricately detailed ribbon, called a sanq'apa.
The color of these sanq'apas designate which village the woman comes from, and sometimes even her social status. Just like in the US, their clothing style says a lot about who they are and where they come from. 🧶 #quechua#quechuawomen#pisac#traditionalperuvianclothing#andes#andesmountains#pisacperu#perú#traditionalquechuaclothing#perutravel
La cuarentena detuvo nuestras agitadas vidas, y sin querer nos está demostrando cuán importante es tomar un respiro. Esperamos que estén todos bien y recordemos que juntos podemos superar esto! Feliz lunes para todos 🥰
Inkaska kraina skrywana w Górach na wysokości ponad 2tys m n.p.m. Machu Picchu. Trudno dostępna, schowana przez lata, miejsce mocy, czakra przyjemności. Dziś miejsce masowo pożądane i odwiedzane przez turystów.
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Due to the global situation of COVID-19, we have been without activity on our usual routes, but we have been preparing for when all this is finished, we will be ready to receive you in Chile and serve you with the quality that characterizes us. We will wait for you with new agreements and alternatives.
Debido a la situación mundial del COVID-19, hemos estado sin actividad en nuestras rutas habituales, pero hemos estado preparándonos para cuando todo esto termine estar listos para recibirlos en Chile y atenderlos con la calidad que nos caracteriza. Los esperaremos con nuevos convenios y alternativas.
The maxim goes, "it's not the destination, it's the journey" and that statement, dripping with pithy melodrama, is often true.
Hence why we say it.
Destinations have a tendency to disappoint and journeys...uh...do not.
But you can toss the whole thing out the window when talking about Machu Picchu (not your Maxim magazine though, that would be littering...also is Maxim a thing still? Shouldn't be if it is) because both the journey and the destination are mesmerizing.
When I was out there a few years ago I decided I wanted an experience unlike the Inca Trail which I understood to be pretty overcrowed. Even though I'm not technically an explorer, I like to feel like one. So I opted for the path less worn and went for the Salkantay Trek.
And I was rewarded, dear lord was I rewarded.
First of all, no people. The trail consisted of our group. That's it. We saw no one until getting closer to Aguas Calientes.
The marked lack of people coupled with some of natures finest work created moments that truly felt your own.
The trail itself winds through stunning terrain, passing Humantay Lake which is feed by Salkantay Glacier and hitting fairly high altitude at the Salkantay Pass (~4,600 mt/15,000 ft). And you're constantly surrounded by views as stunning as this one which happens to be my favorite shot of the entire Peru trip.
If you're gonna trek out to Machu Picchu and want an alternative to the Inca Trail, I'd highly, hiiiiighly recommend this route.
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The majestic Andean Condor I was lucky to have fly right overhead. 🇵🇪 They can glide effortlessly on the air currents up to an amazing 5,500 metres!
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Jaguars are the Amazon's top predator, and the third largest cat species in the world only after tigers and lions. Although not quite as large as these two other species, they have the strongest bite of all the big cats for their weight, which they use to kill their prey instantly with a bite to the spine. They can also climb trees super fast, swim, and even dive underwater. So, basically, there's no escaping one of these animals! But fear not, jaguars are meticulous in avoiding contact with humans, so attacks and other dangerous conflicts with this species are essentially unheard of compared to other parts of the world where big cats still roam. This avoidance of humans has probably been one of the most important factors benefiting the conservation status of the speices--many healthy jaguar populations
still exist, especially in the Amazon, right were we work!
The ASA is leading an expedition into the remote rainforest near Peru's Manu National Park this July 1-14 to survey this and thousands
of other species of mammals (including bats), birds, herpetofauna (reptiles & amphibians), and insects (butterflies and moths). Our
tools will be camera traps, mist nets, butterfly nets, tents and headlamps, plus many hours spent in the jungle day and night. And you
can join us! Check out the link in our bio to learn more about the 2019 Manu Biodiversity Expedition and how you can join our research and conservation effort in Manu.
Video by @gallice.g .
A veces y más que nunca ahora, me gusta cerrar lo ojos e imaginar estar en la cara sur del SIULA, aquel 26 y 27 junio cuando durante esas interminables 27 horas mi mente no pensó en otra cosa que dar el siguiente paso. Siula Grande es posiblemente la montaña más difícil que haya subido, aquel día del ataque a la cima fue el día más difícil de mi vida pero también el mas feliz. Aquella montaña me enseñó que nada es imposible, así como un paso de tan solo 6m nos tomó varias horas pasarlo y claramente recuerdo que la idea de abandonar el intento en ese punto nunca se me vino a la cabeza. Estando en la cumbre a las 17 horas sabíamos que el descenso no va a ser fácil, tomé el último sorbo de agua y emprendimos la ruta. Ya en la pared, después de más de 24h de actividad nonstop, seguíamos descendiendo, sin agua, sin dormir un día y con un frió de m*** luchábamos para continuar. Los músculos ya no funcionan, sin embargo fue el poder de la mente que nos motivaba para seguir, yo me repetía constantemente, “has subido el Siula Grande”, “has subido este monstruo”, ello me daba más fuerza para continuar. Todas las cosas aprendidas durante esta expedición no alcanzarían en un texto ni tampoco creo en un libro, sino creo que las iré poniendo en práctica en la larga carrera como montañista que me aguarda. Solo puedo decir que después de cada anochecer hay un amanecer. Agradecer también a cada partner de la expe al Siula: Luis, @red_nose_expeditions@apylksy y @nate_heald por creer en mi. .
Photo by @red_nose_expeditions .
The Ausangate trek is a high altitude 70km (43 mile) hike in the Peruvian mountains near Cusco with an average altitude of over 4000m (13000 ft). Unlike most other hikes in the region, Ausangate is not about Inca ruins, it’s all about beautiful scenery – snowy peaks, glaciers, colorful mountain lakes, and the Rainbow mountain. If you like beautiful nature, going off the beaten track and hiking this trek is for you! 🏔
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High in the Andes mountains around about the 1400s, the Incas discovered a stream flowing with saltwater. They created pools allowing the water to evaporate, leaving the salt. Each generation creates more pools, and there are around 3,000 in use today.
When I visited last year I was amazed at the simple ingenuity and beauty of the pools. This water flows freely through the mountains but is forced to stop and sit in a pool, slowly evaporating until the salt crystals form.
I don't know about you, but I don't like to slow down, and I don't like to be forced to stop and sit. I need to be doing something. Even when I am taking a vacation, and the purpose is to rest, I am moving. But I have found that when I do force myself to be still, the things that are inside of me come to the surface, like the salt crystals in these pools.
When we choose to be still or are forced to be still by circumstances out of our control, we are faced with seeing what is inside of us. It is a double-edged sword as it brings up positive things (resilience, hope, joy, etc.) and also negative things (bitterness, jealousy, insecurity, etc.). We can't deal with the negative stuff unless we give space for it to come to the surface. And we forget about the positive things when we do not take time to stop and consider.
For this water to be useful, it must go through the process of sitting still. We also need to regularly make time to embrace the stillness and see what rises to the surface.
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