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Exploring the Meat Market in Cuzco

by Marco Guzman, Greenheart Travel Language School student in Cuzco, Peru

(side note: There are a few photos of animal parts below, if you aren’t comfortable with these types of images, avoid pictures #3 and #5).

Today was a pretty chill day.  I ate breakfast with the family, four hours of Spanish class (we visited a market to practice asking questions), and then back home for lunch with the family.   After, I met some of my classmates and we went walking in the city.  We stopped for coffee and visited a market that is about 90 years old called San Pedro market.

San-Pedro-Market

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Why yes, that is part of the cow.

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I’m pretty sure he was smiling…They prep the pig right there in front of you.  Starts out whole…ends in pieces.

There were protests in the streets as well as many festivals.  That made transportation by bus today somewhat tricky due to random streets being closed.  I ended the day by sitting in the main plaza, Plaza de Armas, for a little while before catching the bus home for dinner and some studying.

plaza-de-armas

About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

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