Las Salineras and Moray

After our hike on Sunday, we went to see the Salineras de Maras.  It was maybe one of the most bizarre and unique things I have ever seen.  They have been using this salt mines since the Inca times.  All of the salt water comes from a single source, a spring coming out of the mountain.  To this day, they still do not know where this spring comes from.  What a crazy mystery!  Our guide, Walter, said that during the winter months (June, July, August), the pools turn all white and there are about 500 workers mining salt everyday.  It will be interesting to come back and see the difference during the winter. 

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FYI: The guy in the fedora is Eric. He is the gringo that we found in Urubamba and he is from Sweden.  He met us for the tour

FYI: The guy in the fedora is Eric. He is the gringo that we found in Urubamba and he is from Sweden.  He met us for the tour

After the Salineras, Walter took us to the see the Moray.  

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Eric and Rebekah in the center of the Moray, which we apparently were not allowed to do.  OOPS! 

Eric and Rebekah in the center of the Moray, which we apparently were not allowed to do.  OOPS! 

The drive was absolutely gorgeous. 

The drive was absolutely gorgeous. 

From the drive

From the drive

Mt. Veronica on the left and Mt. Chico on the right

Mt. Veronica on the left and Mt. Chico on the right

Llama cloud!

Llama cloud!

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