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Mercado de Pisac

Colorful Flowers, Colorful Woman
One of the most fun things to do on any trip to Cuzco, Peru, is to visit the weekly Sunday farmer's market held in nearby Pisac. Aside from getting a stunning view of the lush Urubamba Valey on the drive from Cuzco to Pisac, the weekly market itself is a feast for the senses.

The locals around Pisac gather at the market every Sunday to buy and barter for the things they need or want - from breads to vegetables to bright clothing dyes. This particular woman caught my attention because of her colorful traditional clothing set against the equally colorful purple flowers she was picking out.

When in Cuzco, make sure to take some time to visit the wonderful Pisac farmer's market to get a real sense of what life is like for rural Peruvians living in the Urubamba Valley. While there are smaller markets in Pisac various days of the week, the Sunday market is the largest and most interesting.
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