I promise- I’ll be uploading more pictures from my Peru trip shortly! Until then, lets talk shopping 🙂
Surely, you didn’t think I would come back from vacation without a few purchases right? Here’s my loot:
A [hand?] woven rug I got at a market in Ollantaytambo for 50 s/. [$18] I thought it would make a nice bathroom mat or wall hanging
A wooden display bowl with inlayed design from Cusco- totally don’t remember how much but I think around 80 s/. [please ignore the pollen in the background- I know, it haunts me too]
Wooden llama carving with silver bell from the same store in Cusco as the bowl 35 s/. I couldn’t leave without a llama!
Oil painting by an artist in Ollantaytambo. I bought both this and the following for 150 s/. [$65] The artist was so awesome- one of my friends was trying to barter a price for a painting she wanted and he told her he couldn’t go lower because it was his wife’s. Now that’s a good husband 😉
Water color by the same artist as above.
I also left the country with some Pisco [had to!], wine, lots of chocolate [definitely eaten by now], and a box of alfajores! Those cookies made me a better woman- ugh, so good!
Everytime I go to a new place- especially a new country- I always try to buy locally made items [especially artwork] that I can take back and showcase in my room/apartment. My travel buddies and I all agreed a house full of mis-matched travel knick knacks is way better than one without 🙂