The other side of Cuzco…
Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on April 14, 2011
Whilst Shelley indulged herself at her favourite beauty parlour (of which I’m now actually thinking about taking a stake in the business, it’s cheaper,) Tug and I took the opportunity to head back to San Pedro, the covered market where we recently purchased our magic cactus.
Even though the market is 10 minutes max from Plaza de Armas, it’s a different Cuzco – no one troubles you for a massage nor are you having a menu card thrust under your nose every couple of metres. This is the real Cuzco – full of locals, ladies wearing their traditional clothing (including hats,) men going about their business, it’s wonderfully vibrant.
As well as the market there’s many people selling anything from vegetables to fruits to some sort of dish of which the salsa is a liquid containing several dead snakes (a phot will appear soon.) There are streets selling only shoes, a street for clothes and a street for buying witching ingredients, including Llama foetuses!
It’s a fantastic place to while away a few hours and here’s some photos to prove it!