Tourism and the Informal Economy
The Informal Economy surrounds tourism. Inca Ruins are a popular place for street vendors to set up camp.
Musicians will travel to popular tourist attractions to make a few extra soles.
This boy chased our bus from the ruins of Machu Pichu, 9000 ft high, to the town below singing
"Goodbye" at every cutback in the road. The bus driver picked him up at the bottom so he could
collect any generous offerings from the tourists on the bus.
This is one of the highest points in Peru. It is a popular rest area for many travelers
and tourists. Many of the local Peruvians have set up their stand of the Informal Economy
selling anything from an Alpaca blanket to a pair of slippers.
The Uros Islands are islands located in the middle of Lake Titicaca. The islands, homes, and boats
are all made out of reeds. They are a very popular hot spot for tourists in Peru.