A Kind Old Soul - Ollantaytambo, Peru As we wandered the charming cobbled backstreets of Ollantaytambo, we came across this man cleaning his shoes in the original Incan aqueduct outside his home. As we approached he looked up from his work and gave us a warm smile, so we stopped for a chat and he let us take his photo. This generosity of spirit and kindness towards strangers, was one of the things we loved most about our travels through Peru.
Ollantaytambo: Even just briefly observing this magnificent trapezoidal doorway, with the typical Inca stonework on top, how could anyone believe that these two types of stonework could be created by the same workers? The stones of the doorway are incredibly precisely cut and finished from giant blocks without mortar; apparently Incan work on top, crude, small, and rough -- I think the patch was done ages after the people who created the doorway were gone or their technology lost.