Hostal Quechua

Address: Chaparro 173, Cusco, Peru | Hostel
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    Travel Blogs from Cusco

    Cusco walking tour

    A travel blog entry by lizrosa on Oct 31, 2015

    2 comments, 24 photos

    ... side of the Plaza de Armas and sits squarely on the foundations of the Inca Viracocha's palace. The Cathedral was begun in 1550 and completed nearly 100 years later, constructed in the shape of a Latin cross. The three-aisled nave is supported by only fourteen massive pillars. It contains nearly 400 colonial paintings including the Last Supper by Marcos Zapata showing Christ and the Apostles about to dine on guinea-pig, washed down with a glass of chicha! They say this ...

    Cultural immersion

    A travel blog entry by ngairephillips on Oct 05, 2015

    2 comments, 9 photos

    For the last couple of days we have visited incredible archaeological sites in the fabulous Sacred Valley and surrounding areas, eaten delicious food and shared in the lives of some impressive locals. People are, by and large, very friendly and are tolerant of our limited grasp of Spanish or Quechua. We are gaining an appreciation of the incredible knowledge and skill of the Incas and their predecessors. We visited the site of ...

    Day 72/164: Stage 59 Limatambo to Cusco 76km

    A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth on Sep 20, 2015

    15 photos

    So looking forward to getting into the hotel at Cusco this afternoon, feeling like I could do with a proper rest rather than gadding off to Machu Picchu tomorrow for 2 days. Feeling shattered by time I got to our hotel. Really enjoyed the ride though, especially this morning despite the 25km hill we had to climb (1100m of ...

    More Inca ruins in Sacred valley

    A travel blog entry by srandac2015 on Sep 05, 2015

    4 comments, 22 photos

    ... It was fascinating that the Inca, or previous civilisation, demonstrated a strategic outlook and put resources into research. The largest depression was 150m deep, was sheltered from the elements and created a microclimate that varied in temperature by 10 degrees Celsius. Fascinating.

    From here we visited the unusual site of Salineras, a salt farm. The mineral/salt rich water from a hot spring higher up the valley is channeled into many large flat ...

    Hiking to a remote village at 14,000 feet!

    A travel blog entry by jkovacs on Aug 06, 2015

    2 comments, 37 photos

    ... around on the floor. Our guide explained that the family let the guinea pigs run loose and would eat them when they got larger.

    There was a school in town. This is their winter season and the children were not in school for two weeks on their winter break. Students typically go to school from March through December. Their summer break is January/February, which is also their rainy season. As a side note, this also explains why everything is very dry. ...