Thursday, March 31, 2016

Made in Peru Surprise Giveaway


Tomorrow I begin the A to Z Blogging Challenge with a month of coffee tales of New York. But I have one last post from Peru, which is both a coffee story and a giveaway. After the excitement of Machu Picchu, our group returned to Cuzco and spent a wonderful day touring the city.  One of our stops was the San Blas neighborhood, an area of many art and craft galleries. We paid a visit to the  Meeting Place Café, where I very much enjoyed this photogenic and delicious cappuccino. It was as good as it appears.




After coffee I spent some time in the plaza next to the Church of San Blas -- known as Saint Blaise in English -- where there were a number of craftspeople selling things they made.  I bought several items from this woman, and one of them I put aside for a giveaway in Buttercupland. The identity of the item is a surprise, but it is useful and it was made in Peru. The weaver was lovely and very gracious to my extremely basic Spanish.  This is the easiest giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post any time before Sunday, April 10. I will announce the winner on a post on April 10.
 
This lovely courtyard of a ceramic studio was one of our stops in the neighborhood.
 
I'm getting ready for my month of coffee and I'm also looking forward to visiting a wide, wide world of bloggers. Coffee and new blog buddies -- what a fun month.
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and happy April! 


11 comments:

BJ PUP said...

Love your photos. I can't wait to get there.

Paula Kaye said...

I am looking forward to your A to Z Challenge. It sounds fascinating. I loved the photos too!!

shortybear said...

great photos.

Becky K. said...

The layers in the cappuccino make it so pretty and delicious looking. I also love the last photo with the tiles and flowers.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What a beautiful place. I am sure that if I visited Peru, I would have brought quite a bit back with me.

I am looking forward to your posts.

Marilynn Smith said...

I've enjoyed your beautiful pictures of Peru! But that cappuccino!! And I haven't had my morning coffee yet! Yummy!

Deanna Rabe said...

Peru is such an interesting county. One of my son in law's groomsmen was Peruvian. He was at the Bible school with them in South Carolina!

Mimi said...

It's doubtful that I'll ever travel, so your blog is special to me. A chance for me to see what's out there!

Simply Linda said...

I love the photos...my apologies, I am always behind in posting a comment and visiting. Blessings

TARYTERRE said...

I wanted to be an Archaeologist as a young woman, but never had my dream realized. After the excitement of Machu Picchu what is there? Machu Picchu is on my bucket list of places to visit. PERU looks delightful. LOVE your photographs.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We all love surprises! How exciting! Love your photos too. It's a country I've never thought about visiting but would love to go now that I've seen your pics! Hugs, Diane