When going to rustic places, many travelers enjoy visiting local markets, where villagers come to exchange their products, sell souvenirs and, generally, get supplies for their daily lives.
I believe that markets are, indeed, a great intro to local life: by observing what people sell, buy and use, you get some understanding on what their life is all about. Apart from that, the gathering of people makes markets great spots for people watching and photographing.
In the Andes and namely in Peru, the photographic opportunities are truly amazing: Andean people wear extremely colorful clothing, carry their goods gracefully wrapped in fabrics with typical local prints and all of this happens in such picturesque surroundings!
Travel to the Sunday market in Pisac with us: this is what buying and selling looks like, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru.
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