A Landscape of Chinchero (Walter Coraza Morveli)
With the new year upon us, many people have begun with new goals and with the hope of tracking new paths. For that reason during these first months of the year, January and February, people tend to to continuously take trips. Some people make long distance trips, such as to the different cities of Peru or to other countries, while others visit the enchanting places that are found just a few minutes from the Imperial City of Cusco.
The people of Cusco are surrounded by magnificent and beautiful places. There you can find tranquility, fun, food, and pure air, all of which feed the soul. I neglected to mention that you eyes also delight in the admirable and rare views. Your body feels refreshing breezes of pure nature.
The places that are most frequently visited are Pisac, Lucre, Tipon, Saylla, Huacarpay, and Chinchero. They are not far from our city and are the places that are most preferred for short visits with friends and family members by the people of Cusco. They go to these locations to enjoy themselves and take advantage of whatever vacation time they have.
They all have something in common, food. In any of these places you will find a wide variety of dishes. Nevertheless, each tends to be identified with a particular dish of the place. For example, in Chinchero you will find the crisp-crusted lechón, or oven baked pork roast. That is its specialty. In Saylla you find the crunchy chicharrón, while Tipón offers different preparations of guinea pig. In Huacarpay you will find the large and fresh trout that are cooked up as soon as the come from the water. Pisac has its market where a whole variety of dishes are offered prepared with the traditional hands of the town. Lucre sweetens everything with its wonderful desserts.
You could say that these are classic places for quick trips from Cusco. People go there throughout the year, especially on weekends. Now, during vacations, people go continuously and they have great times that stay recorded as memories in each person.