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Llegar a Cusco en avión significa que los 3400 metros de altura se te vengan encima apenas salis del transporte.
Esperando mi mochila en la cinta escucho un estruendo. Al darme vuelta veo a un chico que se había desplomado contra una puerta de vidrio. La altura es mucho para uno. El mareo se siente instantaneamente y todavía no caminaste …
In Cusco we like to think we did everything there was to do. We visited multiple historic cities, museums, restaurants (for some guinea pig), hotels, hostels, bars, mountains, doctors, hospitals, surgery rooms, recovery rooms, and much much more.
Remember that bump on the head we mentioned from the Nasca post?? Well, for Cedric that bump …
Cuzco - the belly button of the Incan Empire
Machu Picchu was next in our sights, but first a visit to Cuzco, the centre of the Incan Empire.
Founded by Manco Capác, the first Incan ruler, who was sent out to find the middle of the world, Cuzco (Qosq'o in Quechua) means naval or bellybutton.
Being the centre of the …
We spent the last few days in Ecuador not doing a huge amount and chilling out a bit as we thought we should recuperate before Peru. We made it back up to Quito and explored some of the old town again which we thought was much nicer the second time around! Sarah climbed to the top of a church tower which has a little ledge for climbing out onto …
... few museum/churches showing lovely architect from the Inka time. We did a little shopping along the way and bought a few alpaca sweaters.
We were all feeling a little effects of the altitude last night but are becoming acclimatized today. (3400 metres above sea level)
Tomorrow off to Aguas Calientes by train the jumping off point to Machu Pichu.
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Clean, free breakfast. Slow internet, but hot water all day.
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