My entire host family, plus Sam Streeter ’13 in the middle and a family friend, Sarah Wiley to the right of Sam.


Our meal at the last Cargo we visited on day four of the festival. The guinea pig claw is the delicacy Qui, yum!

A local at a Cargo

In addition to 16 traditional dances, there are 16 families that host “Cargos” which feed dancers and locals for the 4 days of the festival. Sam and I got to visit several Cargos with our host family. There’s endless food and beer that is delicious!

The beautiful cobbled streets of Ollanta. The giant tree off to the left was supposedly planted by the Spanish about 500 years ago, based on the size I’m not surprised.

A little boy is held by another dancer