Visiting Machu Piccu and Cusco was like going to a step aerobics class that never ended.  Step, step, step, suck in as much air as possible,  step!   Boy, those Incas sure liked steps!

We were walking up the steps to Sacsaywaman when we saw this woman descending with her posse.   It was a long hike up and I was convinced I wouldn’t make it.    But I did and it was worth it.

Often the women and young girls who live in the small mountain villages would dress up in these traditional Peruvian costumes and walk around with a llama and a lamb or puppy.  If you want to take a picture with them, of course you are expected to pay them.   Don’t pay them too little, or they will tell you!