Today started off normal enough. We had our coca tea and then left to go into town. We passed Marcia and Mayumi who asked to have their picture taken. Who could refuse those two?
The drive was breathtakingly beautiful. A gorgeous sunny day in the Andes.
Quinua is significant because in 1824 the Battle of Ayacucho was fought there. It was the battle that secured the independence of Peru and ensured independence for the rest of South America. In Peru it is considered the end of the Spanish American wars of independence. There is a beautiful (huge) obelisk commemorating the battle.
Quinua is known for its pottery. The houses all have beautiful works of art on top reflecting qualities of the people that live in them. For example the churches on top indicate that the inhabitants are Catholic. There are others pieces indicating that artists live there etc. The pieces are intricate and stunning. Here are a few.
What a great day and what an amazing world we live in. We missed being with the kids today but we will be back to the routine tomorrow. Wish you all could have been with us for our adventure. Bedtime for me. Peace and love C