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Travel Blogs from Cusco

Where am I?

A travel blog entry by kdejmc on Jul 06, 2015

2 comments, 1 photo

... everyone trying to sell us stuff. I was told to negotiate. But I left my soles in the bus anyway, so I had no money to negotiate with, so when I absent mindedly said, ohhh, look, a pan flute! (I thought this instrument would be great for my niece to torture my brother with in the future) the seller offered it to me for 40 soles. I said no. He offered 30. I said, I have no money. He then offered it to me for 15. I still had ...

Day 108

A travel blog entry by eoinfitzy on May 19, 2015

1 photo

We got a taxi straight to the wild rover in Cusco at like 5am and slept in the TV room until our room was ready. We got a bit of breakfast and then walked around Cusco looking for an ATM. I must say Cusco is a lovely city. I had no expectations about the place but when I got there I was fairly impressed at how nice it actually was. It was a nice surprise. The type of surprise Jack ...

Ready to roll again

A travel blog entry by sblady on May 09, 2015

3 comments, 7 photos

... in the Peruvian's diet. After lunch we went to the Machu Picchu museum which has a wonderful display of the photos of the "scientific discovery" of Machu Picchu by a Yale scientist named Bingham in 1911. He was led to the site by the son of a native. Obviously the local people already knew it was there. Bingham just opened it up to the outside world. As an added bonus there was a gallery show of an amazing textile artist named LAURA- his last name. ...

Carousing in Cusco

A travel blog entry by richardvanleeuw on Apr 13, 2015

1 comment, 31 photos

... a young girl (who couldn't speak much English but showed us the room) that we would return later in the day. We later learned that tika wasi in Quechua means "flower house" and kuntur wasi in Quechua means "condor house". The narrow cobbled streets lead down the hill to the Plaza de Armas. Before reaching the plaza there is a narrow street intersection with both streets so narrow that a vehicle on either street can only go one way, but they are not one way ...

Religion and Conquest in Cusco

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Apr 05, 2015

3 comments, 40 photos

... Inca religion that Catholicism supplanted, and that conquistadors and the friars strove to obliterate?

First, in addition to being the name of the empire and the people, “Inca” was the name of the ruler himself, more precisely the Sapa Inca, the unique God-King of the Empire. As I have seen on this trip in very different cultures from Egypt to Japan, the Sapa Inca was considered to be the direct son of the Sun, and its greatest temples ...

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