|The narrow streets in historic Cuzco.|
|First Day of School and every student wears uniforms, including shoes and socks that are the same.|
|Burgers, fries and onion rings in Historic Cuzco, what a treat!|
We finally made it to the Baratillo, We have talked about it since we first arrived. It is a huge Market/garage sale that is sets up every Saturday morning along these railroad tracks and into several streets in Cuzco. It starts out with the sale of animals.
|The store behind this woman is also full of these egg crates. The eggs here are so fresh and delicious. The white shelled eggs cost more than the brown. The shells are extra hard so I guess that is why they can stack them so high.|
|Fresh-squeezed orange juice. We sure wished we dared to drink all the juices that they sell on the street. They look so good,|
Things are a lot cheaper and in greater supply here than they are in town. It is wall to wall people so we came early when it wasn't too bad. I am sure this is where some of the street vendors in town buy their goods and then turn around and sell them at a profit. There are a lot of police here because of all the pocket-pickers. The vendors were so sweet to tell us to keep our money and valuables close.
|This man has a hand full of things to sell. I wonder how many years he has been selling at this market.|
|That is a donkey head for sell. This lady is selling magic things and potions. Any ideas what a donkey head is good for?|
|Elder Hasler has bought a few old coins at this market. He is kind of an expert on them. The smaller coins that are in front of this man are Spanish coins from the 1600's. There are a lot of counterfeits so it is buyer-beware,|
|I love all the beautiful flowers you can buy everywhere.|
|This is Lyle's favorite place. All kinds of fresh nuts and dried fruit.|
|A farmer and a reluctant llama.|
|Some sort of athletic training, these young men must have great lungs running at this altitude.|
On Saturday we helped with a Stake Primary Activity. We taught about family history and why it is important. This one of the girls that came.
A couple of interesting things I have noticed here.
One of the nice things I have noticed here is that no one smokes. I have seen literally hundreds of people in the 2 and 1/2 months that I have been here and I have seen only a handful of people that smoke and most of them are tourists. It is the same with tattoos and piercings.
Only about 25 % of the population drives and only 1/2 of those have licenses. Anyone can be a taxi driver. Many lawyers and professionals will drive around after work and make a little extra money by driving people places. To get a taxi, you just put out your hand and someone picks you up. They let you know they are a taxi by honking. Some taxi drivers actually have taxi written on their cars the majority don't.
Pregnant ladies and parents with children and older people are given a lot of respect especially on the buses. The passengers give their seats to them.
There are only 40 watt light bulbs in the houses and other buildings.
Pedestrians have no rights. You take your life in your hands when you cross the street. Luckily we have figured out the few places where there are lights that stop the traffic so you can cross, but you still have to watch those turning into your street.