August 5, 2012
We went on the bus to Urubamba (45 minutes away) for the day. There was a pleasant little "Ecofair" happening in the Plaza de Armas, not unlike markets in our home town of Nelson. We also visited the local market, which had a huge amount and variety of food available.
We stocked up on a bunch of staples, including beans, rice, quinoa, flour (corn, quinoa, and kiwicha), coffee, pasta pura de cacao (chocolate for making into a drink), herbs, and spices. We even got some seaweed and locally-made tofu (from a stall at the ecofair) for soup later. When we got back to Pisac - after riding on a rather over-stuffed bus - we had a wonderful dinner of Japanese-style seaweed and tofu soup, freshly made croutons, and hot chocolate made with the pasta pura de cacao.