Thursday, September 19, 2013

We left our heart in Pisac

 We always heard Peru was an amazing place.  I mean, when you  have Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and all.  We didn't realize how much we would fall in love with it, especially Pisac.  There is something truly magical about Pisac that drew us in and will forever have a place in our heart (tear).

Oh, the people we met! The food we ate!  The beautiful scenery!  The history!

Irma, the woman who looked after our house every day and made us the most amazing eggs on the planet every morning, and amazing Quinoa soap and Lomo saltado and other Peruvian delicacies.  She is an amazing woman and housekeeper and cook, but what we didn't realize is how close we would become to her without even being able to communicate that well with her.  We will forever remember her and will be back someday to visit her.  Arlo fell in love with Irma and ran into her arms every day. 

Pasqual (and his girlfriend Tomasa), who took care of the house outside - what a friendly, amazing man who works so hard every day.  What we didn't realize is the effect we would have on him.  He expressed to us many times how lively it was to have young children there and how much he was going to miss us. The neighbors at Melissa Wasi, Chito and Joyce were so welcoming and the perfect neighbors - helping us and getting to know us.  Ava developed a strong liking for Chito - asking about him all the time!

We said goodbye to Pisac at the end of August, but we know we will be back someday.  It is the type of place that really lives up to the saying - "it is not goodbye, it is see you later."

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