The Trip of a Lifetime Part 4 – Peru

After our first evening in Urubamba, Gabby and I HAD to find some money.  In the morning, we walked into the town searching for an ATM that would work with my card, or a bank.

It was market day in the village, so we got to see the preparations underway.

Bags of Potatoes and other vegetables were dropped off here in preperation for market day

Bags of Potatoes and other vegetables were dropped off here in preparation for market day

Peruvian lady selling chicks

Peruvian lady selling chicks

Market Day Kiosk

Market Day Kiosk

It was also some sort of celebration day.  There was a parade of school children in their uniforms around the town square, and a stage set up for dignitaries on the church steps.

Parade of school children marching through the town square

Parade of school children marching through the town square

Dignitaries  on a stage at on the church steps, watching the parade

Dignitaries on a stage on the church steps, watching the parade

We found some ATMs, but my card didn’t work in any of them.  We found a bank, but weren’t allowed in because it was for Peruvians only. In the meantime, we were living off the cash that Gabby’s dad had given her.  Thank goodness he was generous!

 

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5 thoughts on “The Trip of a Lifetime Part 4 – Peru

  1. Rebecca Royy Post author

    Food was good. I think the AMAZING food is in Lima…at least according to what I’ve read. They do have grilled guinea pig as a delicacy, but I wasn’t brave enough to try. Plus it was expensive!

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  2. Sue Slaght

    Oh dear what a worry when you can’t get any of your cards to work! We had been warned about that and took more cash than we typically do on a trip. Like you it looks like everywhere you turned was another festival or celebration.

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    1. Rebecca Royy Post author

      Super fun trip….despite the cash thing. We eventually had to have American express wire money to western union in Cusco! But still I’d go back in a heart beat!

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