Abracadabra , Alakazam…Welcome to the Witches Market

Maybe you’ve heard about Gamarra market, the enormous, sprawling labyrinth of clothes vendors and factories on every corner. But did you also know that just around the corner from this, you can find the Lima witches market…a very interesting place to visit after you’ve bargained yourself silly all morning buying t-shirts. Read more..

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Markets of Cusco

Something I find absolutely wonderful about Peru is the availability of fresh food from meat to cheese to fruits and veggies. You can also find art, flowers, fruit juice stands, lunch, and hardware shop stuff in markets at a very good price. I find that most people here do not shop in one fell swoop like they do in the States. [Continue reading…]

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Mayu: Hand Knit Alpaca

After spending junior year abroad in college, I returned to school with severe wanderlust. The solution, I figured, would be to join the Peace Corps. I was seeking serious adventure, Spanish language skills and most importantly, the opportunity to submerse myself into an unknown culture. A year later, I was a college graduate headed to Peru as a small business development volunteer in the Peace Corps. There was no turning back… [Continue reading…]

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