The inside of the tombs are shaped like a woman's uterus. The ancients who built them believed Mother Earth who created and regulated life. When a person died, they were mummified in the foetal position, just like they came into the world. The doors of the tombs face east, because it is believed that that is where the sun is born from the Mother Earth each day.
Within the greater Lake Titicaca, inhabited by indigenous peoples solidarity of men and women who share their culture and their ancestral traditions. The visitor has the sensation of having made a leap in time to relive a piece of the grand history of the children of the sun.
Visit the famous floating islands of the Lake Titicaca, a gorgeous village located a few minutes away from the city of Puno. Here you will learn about the life of the Uros people, their history and traditions where you will see genuine reed boats made by local fisherman. You can do a nice ride on their little handmade- reed boats around the islands.
The Uros Islands are located in the Bay of Puno. Three to ten Uro-Aymaras families live on each one. They roof their houses with totora reed carpets. Taquile, is characterized by its friendly inhabitants, who maintain their customs and traditional clothing and colourful textiles with symmetrical decorations and symbols that reflect their way of life, customs, and Andean beliefs.
Visit one of the most sacred sites of the Inca Empire, the island from whose water the great civilization believed its founder to have risen. This is the Isla del Sol, Island of the Sun, the most important deity in Inca times.
Today, August 30th, Peru celebrates a national holiday honoring St Rose, the Americas' first saint. Even if you're not Catholic, you'll find plenty of entertainment- like most of the other religious festivals of Peru, the festivities include drinking, feasting, and dancing, with street vendors bustling about adding color and excitement to the proceedings...
Continuing with the photo theme from last post, here's a look at the activity-oriented parts of Pirwa Colonial Backpackers in Cusco, Peru, which is packed with things to do, ways to relax and to meet fellow travelers…
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