Saturday, September 22, 2012

Peru Day 2: Journey Scrapbook Page

Day 2 • Saturday – September 22
Lima / Cusco / Urubamba Valley
Transfer to the airport in time for the flight to Cusco. We arrive in Cusco — the heart of the Inca Empire and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere. Upon arrival, we meet our guide and depart for the historic Urubamba Valley. Along the way, we stop at Awanacancha is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts.
Here you can see four members of the cameloid family - llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos.  Alapacas have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest.

Here you can meet these four cameloids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have a chance to see native weavers from different areas showing their different weaving styles and dress.

Continue to the town of PisacModern Pisac is a picturesque Andean Village, typical except for the huge, spreading pisonary tree that dominates the central square. The village is best known for the market that hosts hundreds of tourists each week. In spite of its popularity the market retains much of its local charm, at least in the part where villagers from miles around gather to barter and sell their produce. In the tourist section of the market you can buy a wide variety of handicrafts - mostly the same things you see in Cusco. Pisac is a good place to buy the local ceramics including a huge and varied collection of hand-painted multi-colored beads.
Overnight Sol y Luna. 


Today's agenda looks like it's the start of the REAL Journey as we start towards our destination so I chose this page for today.

I made it around early Spring 2007 as a result of a challenge a friend gave me to make a completely FLAT and simple page. She must have known of my tendencies to layer! I wonder what she thinks of my pages now, EEK!

Most of this was printed directly on the page, with the exception of the white rub-on. I did NOT have my large format printer at this time, so that ribbon strip is hiding where the two parts of the paper join. TRICKY!

Hope you're having a great weekend!


  1. Very cool flat page & loving reading your itinerary!

  2. Loving how you've set up these posts....hope you didn't spend too much money buying alpacas today [KIDDING]...this page is....flat. LOVE the quote, tho:):):)

  3. How clever of you to join the pages with the ribbon! The rub-on looks beautiful.

  4. I'm not sure I could leave day 2...I think I could watch them weave for hours!! Kinda like setting the sprinkler up in your yard and 4 hours later, you're still watching it...
    Hope you're having a terrific time!


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