The Sacred Valley
And we end up in the sacred valley of Peru: it is a region in Andean highlands, it formed the heart of the Inca Empire. Stretching roughly 60 kilometers, it’s an area of fertile farmland and Spanish colonial villages like Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is simply amazing we are going to spend Christmas time and new year eve here in Casa Girasol, a micro farm and B&B here in Calca, a small village surrounded by mountains and wisdom.
We are volunteering here for a while cause it seems to be the place to be in Peru. It is just an our from Cuzco, and has always been consider a sacred land for Incas, here a lot of shamans and small communities live in harmony with Mother Nature and celebrate very old ceremonies like Cacao ceremony, Tabacco, San Pedro (Huachuma), Ayahuasca etc….. it seems the chaotic world is not arrived here yet.
Peru is crowded of people and the Christmas atmosphere is invading the life of everyone, but we feel in a bubble of peace. There are the hot spring everywhere, fresh markets of fruit and veggies, and the company of others volunteers from all over the world is helping us to know the place very fast!
We work in the farm 5 hours per day for 5 days a week. There are not a lot of animals but we have to take care of a beautiful garden, where are growing many times of salad, fruit and flowers. The work days are smooth and quiet, we also have to prepare food to sell in the Pisac market.
The rest of the day we can use the yoga room for meditation, for yoga, we can go in town or just look for some wood and make a fire and a nice Coca leaves hot tea!
It is just the right moment to be here, so we can stay in a place enough time to feel in a family company and spend here the holiday season. We will organize and international Christmas party at Casa Girasol, Antonio will cook!
We visited Pisac on Sunday, it is an historical city and it is famous for the handicraft market in hilltop Incan citadel center . We had lunch in “Sacred Sushi” amazing vegan place with fresh food and desserts! We also walked along the market, the crystals shops, and street Peruvian traditional food