Photo of the Day: Shepherd at Taquile Island, Peru

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Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, which are regarded as among the highest-quality handicrafts in Peru. Everyone on the island – children, women, and men – spins and weaves. Taquileans also are known for having created an innovative, community-controlled tourism model, offering homestays, transportation, and restaurants to tourists. Taquileans have lost control of transportation to and from their island. Although they still benefit by selling textiles and providing meals, they have almost no control over the mass day-tourism operated by non-Taquileans. Taquileans are developing alternative tourism models, including lodging for groups, and local guides, who have recently completed a 2-year training program. wikipedia

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Shepherd at Taquile Island, Peru

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One Response to “Photo of the Day: Shepherd at Taquile Island, Peru”

  1. Sonya says:

    Beautiful photo of the day! I’ve met shepherds around the world and they were some of the loveliest people.
    .-= Sonya´s last blog ..5 Greener Mountain Trips =-.

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