Study Trip to Peru - May 2015
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Study Trip to Peru April - May 2015
By Mark Anderson
The student trip, our third to Peru since 2004, was a joint Fine Arts-Luther venture organized and led by Drs. Carmen Robertson and Mark Anderson. It included 12 students. It began in the capital of Lima on the coast April 28, where we explored colonial churches and museums rich with Inca and pre-Inca artifacts. The food is especially good, in particular ceviche, cold seafood cooked in lime lime juice and lots of onions. Then we flew to lofty Cusco – 3,400 metres elevation – navel of the universe to the Inca. A protected UNESCO site, the city abounds in Inca structures, stunning colonial buildings, museums, and the hurly burly of life in the highlands. Again, the food was terrific. The local speciality is cuy, baked guinea pig. Side trips took us to the famous weaving cooperative in Chincehero. At 3,700 metres elevation, one's breathing easily becomes laboured. And you need to wear a hat or lather on the sunblock because the light is intense. Machu Picchu, which seems to be on everybody's bucket list these days, by contrast, rests at a more comfortable 2,400 metres. We spent two days there exploring the site and hiking nearby. From there, we traveled by train back to Cusco and eventually home again on May 12.
Photography supplied courtesy of Mark Anderson.