Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Some of the highlights of the trip so far have been my various encounters with alpacas. Alpacas are members of the camelid family alongside llamas, vicunas, and camels. On our first weekend trip, at the living museum, we got to feed alpacas and play with them. Alpacas seem to be some of the friendliest, least harmful animals I've met. After feeding them, we learned how the alpaca yarn is dyed and spun. Alpacas are of utmost importance in Incan society due to their being a source of yarn. Alpacas are also used as a source of meat, served at most restaurants and surprisingly delicious.

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