This week Ailsa theme challenges us with travel merchandise and Kongo immediately thought of all the junk, uh…I mean of course souvenirs hand crafted by indigenous artisans in local villages high in the Andes…that he came across during a recent trip to Peru and Machu Pichu. The markets were teeming with all kinds of stuff like the cloth and dolls above and the bull below which is a symbol of fertility in the Andes mountains.
This virile looking little bull was similar to the larger ones that adorned the rooftops of all the homes in the Sacred Valley lining the headwaters of the Amazon River.
Of course no trip would be complete without these weird looking dolls that reminded Kongo of something vaguely Voodoo.
Of course, Kongo did buy something and it sits proudly on a bookshelf when we one of the other monkeys in the troop isn’t borrowing it.
See more travel merchandise at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack challenge!
Travel safe. Have fun.