Dave and Jackie present Peru Night with Pisco Sours at Char’s Landing!

Dave and I have barely managed to post any of our Peru pix to this blog yet (we will!). We like to do slide shows of our travels, but we can only fit a dozen or so people into our home, and end up having so many people who tell us after the fact that they wish they had been invited. So we’re really excited that Char has agreed to partner with us for our Peru slide show, featuring Peru’s national drink the pisco sour, and slides from  our trip to the Cusco region of Peru, including Machu Picchu and a side trip to Lake Titicaca, next Wednesday Feb. 11th, 7-9 pm.

So here are a few photo highlights:

First night in Cusco - amazing stones fitted together by the Inca, by methods that we still don't understand, 500 years ago.

First night in Cusco – amazing stones fitted together by the Inca, by methods that we still don’t understand, 500 years ago.

First full day in Cusco! Dave towers over a Quechua family as he cradles a baby alpaca.

First full day in Cusco! Dave towers over a Quechua family as he cradles a baby alpaca.

The town of Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley NW of Cusco, where we spent most of our time.

The town of Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley NW of Cusco, where we spent most of our time.

Dave fell in love with a Peruvian hairless dog.

Dave fell in love with a Peruvian hairless dog.

The "classic" photo - Dave and Jackie at Machu Picchu.

The “classic” photo – Dave and Jackie at Machu Picchu.

And now, getting WAY off the beaten track...

And now, getting WAY off the beaten track…

Could our own kids (or our own culture) learn something from this? Kids outside of Ollantaytambo having great fun playing games with bottle caps onthe side of the road...

Could our own kids (or our own culture) learn something from this? Kids outside of Ollantaytambo having great fun playing games with bottle caps on the side of the road…

A Quechua boy, out all day alone taking care of his family's flocks.

A Quechua boy, out all day alone taking care of his family’s flocks.

Quechua weavers outside of Ollantaytambo.

Quechua weavers outside of Ollantaytambo.

And, back in Cusco, the Pisco bar!

And, back in Cusco, the Pisco Bar!

Pisco is a type of alcohol, made from grapes. It’s not a wine, though, it is distilled as alcohol rather than fermented like wine. The closest thing to compare it to would be an unwooded brandy. It can be drunk straight, or mixed with lime juice and sugar to make a pisco sour – Peru’s answer to Mexico’s margarita (although Peruvians would cringe to hear me put it that way). So please do come out to Char’s next Wednesday, to try a pisco sour and to have a look at some more of our Cusco pix! Admission is free!

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