Cusco – Day Five – Paragliding in Chincheros

Have I mentioned already this was one of the best trips of my life? That I’m in perpetual love with Peru? The people, the food, the sceneries… the fifth day was the day I decided to do paragliding in Chincheros. What a fantastic experience! But while I waited for the instructor to pick me up, there came a lady to the hotel I was staying and she was waiting for someone. I couldn’t resist it… I had to go bother her for a few photos. This one, she wouldn’t stop smiling, so I asked her to stare at me like she was a proud queen. That’s the photo I liked the most hehe… but what I really like about it is that she looks like the mountainous pachamama represented in the religious peruvian arts!

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Eu já falei que essa foi uma das melhores viagens da minha vida? Que eu estou em estado perpétuo de paixão pelo Peru? As pessoas, a comida, as paisagens… o quinto dia foi o dia que eu tinha decidido fazer paragliding em Chincheros. Que experiência fantástica! Mas enquanto eu esperava o instrutor ir me buscar, chegou uma mulher no hotel que eu estava ficando e ficou lá esperando alguém. Eu não pude resistir… tive que ir incomodá-la para fazer umas fotos. Ela não parava de sorrir, então eu pedi a ela que me encarasse como se fosse uma rainha orgulhosa. Essa foi a foto que eu mais gostei hehe… mas o que eu mais gosto nessa foto é que ela parece a pachamama montanhosa representada na arte sacra peruana, mais precisamente “escuela cusqueña de arte”.

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later this day, after the paragliding I went to the Saint Catalina’s Monastery and I was delighted with the art in there. Again, photos weren’t allowed, but not only there were guards everywhere, there was a vigilance system as well… anyway, I bought a post card of the painting I like the most – Our Lady of the Rosary of Pomata. See her shape? Mountainous. It’s Pachamama disguised in the madonna. And the flamingo wings again as well haha.

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Depois que voltei a Cusco, depois do paragliding, eu visitei o Monastério de Santa Catalina e eu fiquei apaixonada pela arte exibida lá. Novamente, fotos não eram permitidas, mas não só haviam guardas, como havia um sistema de vigilância também… enfim… eu comprei um cartão postal da pintura que eu mais gostei – Virgen del Rosario de Pomata. Estão vendo o formato dela? Montanhoso. É Pachamama disfarçada de madonna. E as asas de flamingo novamente também hehe

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And after that still, I went to a painting store next door and got myself this painting from the escuela cusqueña de arte…🙂 gotta get it framed…

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E depois do monastério eu passei numa loja de pinturas ao lado e comprei essa pintura da escuela cusqueña de arte…🙂 tenho que mandar emoldurar…

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Alright, off to Chincheros!!

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The first jump spot we went was wrapped in low clouds. We couldn’t see anything so we’d have to go to the other spot. But there I met Yoselin and her little sister. Later in the day we went back there and I took (literally) hundreds of photos of Yoselin. She was absolutely adorable! ^.^ I might even name my daughter Yoselin, if I ever decide to have a kid of my own.

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O primeiro ponto de pulo que fomos estava envolto em nuvens baixas,  não dava para ver nada então teríamos que ir a outro ponto. Mas nesse primeiro lugar eu encontrei Yoselin e sua irmãzinha. Mais tarde naquele mesmo dia voltamos a esse ponto e tirei (literalmente) centenas de fotos da Yoselin. Ela era absolutamente adoravel! ^.^ Estou até pensando em nomear minha filha de Yoselin, se algum dia eu decidir ter um filho/a.

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The views from the second point.

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As vistas do segundo ponto.

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Le photographer suddenly gets shy when her camera is pointed at her! Hah! =P All of these photos of me about to glide and gliding were taken by the awesome Jose Leonidas Infantas Garcia with my camera. Thanks, darling for the kindness!😉

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A fotógrafa de repente ficando tímida quando apontam sua câmera para ela! Hah! =P Todas essas fotos de mim me preparando para voar e voando foram tiradas pelo sensacional Jose Leonidas Infantas Garcia com a minha camera. Obrigada, cariño pela gentileza!😉

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paragliding

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When I was gliding, a bird of prey appeared and accompanied us for a few minutes. There was a beautiful sunflare rainbow in the sky and the bird was so close! I wish I had my camera in hand to have it in my memory forever…

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Quando eu estava voando, uma ave de rapina apareceu e nos acompanhou por alguns minutos. Havia um arco-íris em torno do sol no alto do céu e a ave estava tão perto! Eu queria estar com minha máquina em mãos para ter isso em minha memória para sempre…

 paragliding-in-Chincheros-16In the group that was up the mountains to do the paragliding, I was the second to jump. After I touched the ground, the weather changed. The weather changes really fast in Cuzco! It started to rain and the wind became crazy strong. So, an activity that was supposed to take just our morning, took the whole day until finally the others could jump as well. But I was actually really enjoying it. I got to see more of the landscape and the people and I couldn’t be more satisfied with it… to be able to take photos galore while the others waited hahahaha

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No groupo que estava nas montanhas para fazer o paragliding, eu fui a segunda a pular. Assim que eu cheguei no solo, o tempo mudou. O tempo muda muito rápido em Cusco! Começou a chover e o vento ficou muito forte. Então, uma atividade que era para ter durado apenas a manhã, levou o dia inteiro até que os outros pudessem pular também. Mas na verdade eu estava adorando. Eu pude ver mais da paisagem e das pessoas e eu não podia estar mais satisfeita com isso… poder ficar fazendo um monte de fotos enquanto os outros esperavam hahahaha

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View of Chinchero’s Church yard from a far🙂

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Well, so it was raining and lunch time, we decided to go to the village to have lunch. But before, we stopped at an artisan’s tienda. There we had a lesson on the dyeing process, which was really cool, the girl giving the explanations was really funny🙂

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Bom, então estava chovendo e era hora do almoço, decidimos ir à vila almoçar. Mas antes, paramos em uma tienda de artesanato. Lá tivemos uma lição sobre os processos de tintura da lã, o que foi bem legal, a garota dando as explicações era muito engraçada🙂

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She also explained to us the meanings of the many designs in their craft. What were the rivers, the mountains. She also explained that red represents love, black represents their land, so the clothes they are always wearing in their daily lives represents the love for their land.

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Ela também explicou os significados dos designs em sua arte. O que eram os rios, as montanhas. Ela também explicou que vermelho representa o amor, preto representa a sua terra, então as roupas que eles estão sempre usando no dia-a-dia representa o amor deles pela sua terra.

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The protection oxes can be seen eeeeverywhere in Cuzco🙂

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Os boizin de proteção podem ser vistos em toooodo lugar em Cusco🙂

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The restaurant we went to was pretty neat.

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More hot chocolate! :3 It was so cold! Even with the sweater I bought at the tienda, it was more than welcome to have it streaming down and warming me up from the inside.

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Veggie lasagna! ^.^

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When we returned to the first jump spot, Yoselin was playing hopscotch endelessly… and I just fired away.

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Quanto nós voltamos ao primeiro ponto, Yoselin estava brincando de amarelinha sem parar… e eu fiquei só fotografando. 

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The dear instructor Jose Leonidas Infantas Garcia🙂

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She was unstopable… she was so much fun and so full of energy🙂

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For my last day in Cuzco, I went to the restaurant Chicha por Gastón Acurio. Dear God… that was good food! I ate so much I could hardly walk back to the hotel. And I’d go back to Peru just to have that dessert again hahaha

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No meu último dia em Cusco, eu fui ao restaurante Chicha por Gastón Acurio. Meu Deus… comida sensacional! Eu comi tanto que eu quase não consegui voltar pro hotel. E eu voltaria ao Peru só para comer essa sobremesa novamente hahaha

Cheviche

Cebiche Clasico

Pesca del dia, limon,cebolla roja,choclo, camote.

Minestrone

Minestrone with local quinoa, beans and vegetables.

Ravioli

Ravioles

Rellenos de choclo, mantequilla de salvia silvestre

dessert

Derrumbado de Chirimoya

De pulpa fresca de chirimoya con manjar

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6 Responses to Cusco – Day Five – Paragliding in Chincheros

  1. abozdar says:

    Stunning views, thank you🙂

  2. Ken says:

    I’m lost for words! It has been a real pleasure, looking at these photos and it’s clear that you have had a really wonderful journey in Peru—it shines through these images.

  3. Dr. Paul A. Curto says:

    What a spiritual experience that you have captured for eternity. What pathos and life you have seen! The dancing and prancing of these Peruvian imps also has my heart. Well done, Anna!

  4. i have always wanted to go paragliding! you made it look a lot less scary than i had been worried it would be. what great fotos, as always!!🙂

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