on the top of Isla Amantaní, women there are knitting all the time, their workmanship is impeccable, and the products are beautiful and cheap.
Yanque, a very small town in Cañon del Coca, where I ran into the bull fight event, this young bull fighter is about to walk into the bull fight stadium.
on a boat came back from Isla Amataní, Lake Titicaca, where a mother sleep with her daughter on the floor of the boat, cover themselve with a blanket iconic to that area.
two street vendors in Ayacucho, in Peru´s high mountain region. The man was selling coca leaves, local like to chew on them, and it´s believed to relief altitude sickness.
In Arequipa, they sell a kind of ice cream made of milk and water, the vendor would dress like this, the sales is not always busy though.
Islas Flotantes, the floating islands, where the island living on layers of reeds, they have to put on a new layer every 3 months, cause the bottom layer will rot.
Monkey of Condutor
A monkey pet by the mini bus driver, on the way to Santa Barbara, the cheap back door to Machu Picchu.
Yawar Fiesta, a break during the bull fight, everyone came down and dance, some were really drunk already.
Ccoyllrqui Cock Fight
Ccoyllurqui, a small town tucked away in the midst of the mountains, cockfight was one of the prelude of the Yawar Fiesta.
Bull and Condor
The essence of Yawar Fiesta is to tie a condor on the back of a wounded bull in order to bit him, as a revenge to the Spanish.
People were keeled in front of Pacha Mama (mother earth) , in the witness of a condor, to get a few slashes for their good fortune.
Condor were captured in the wild, kept for a few days for the fiesta, including a couple of parade, then be released on the last day.
Out to the Stadium
bulls were pushed onto the bull fight stadium, it´s hard work and dangerous to fight with their power.
Bull fight in the square, endless chica and beer, great hospitality from this little town called Fago, on Peru´s Independence day.
Straw and Bamboo
Huanchaco, in the Northern coast of Peru, a fishing village turned into a holiday destination for locals, but the fishermen are still using their ancient reed made kayak.