Travel broadens the mind
On January, 1 we decided to go to Chinchero, which is what we know as the Sacred Valley, we took a local combi for 4 soles (less than $2). As we arrived we realized that there was a party atmosphere but instead we went to the ruins, they were perhaps not as impressive as others we saw, but the nature and breathtaking scenery were, really long walks were inviting - despite the drizzle that at times became steady rain. Importantly, many of the Inca agricultural terraces were currently being cultivated. In the late afternoon we saw many people gathered outside the church attached to the ruins, they made a circle of women and men, in the center was the sacred coca leaf, many cases of beer passed from mouth to mouth and in the middle a giant bucket.