A Foray to Moray
DO YOU SEE MY AMAZING RHYMING SKILLZ??? Selfie high-five for rhyming “foray” with “Moray” AND it makes sense.
Yesterday a group of us hired a van and a driver to take us on a trip to the Moray ruins and also the Salineras de Maras. Both were pretty awesome places so I’ll share pics from Moray today and then talk about the Salineras manana (tomorrow).
The drive out to Moray took about 90 minutes or so. You either have to hire a driver and a van or hire a taxi and pay to have them wait for you because no taxis just randomly go by Moray. The drive out there has stunning scenery, including snow-capped mountains.
Moray itself! Considered to be one of the best Incan ruin sites, Moray is believed to have been an environmental project of the Incans, with the terraces functioning as greenhouse. Apparently, grafting of plants took place here and helped to produce some of the many varieties of potatoes you can find in Peru. The terraces resulted in various temperatures from the lowest level of the concentric circles to the top level. There are three such bowls and making your way down to the bottom is quite the adventure.
Michelle and I – the two Canadians!
Some of the terraces.
Maggie! I can reach you! The walls were super high; I was standing on one level and Maggie was on the level above me.
Somewhere in the below picture you’ll see my legs. (I’m doing a headstand)
For those of you who have seen Pitch Perfect, you’ll appreciate my practicing of the mermaid dance.
If you are in Cusco, I highly recommend checking out Moray. It was S/10 for general admission and S/5 if you have a student card. It is also included in the boleto touristico which gets you into a lot of places in Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Will be back tomorrow with some salty tales of the Salerinas. I know, I’m funny. It’s a well-developed skill and YOU ARE WELCOME.