Travel Blogs from Cusco
We arrived in Cusco, and planned to meet back up with our friends Mark and Carlie, who are traveling by motorcycle. They told us of a hostel in Cusco for fairly cheap.
We spent 2 nights at "Estrellita" hostel, not far from the Plaza de Armas, or center of town.
Cusco is a beautiful city. While coming in, from atop the mountain, you get an …
... to the day, and checking swimming off of the list of things to do in Peru. To finish the day, we each brought our research projects to a close by giving a presentation to the rest of the class, and the volunteers. As I have told before, I was in a group with another classmate and our project was on leafcutter ants. I felt that the research project went well, but before I gave the presentation I was thinking about the leafcutter ...
... mountain home to sell us bananas and show off their Guinea Pig colonies.
Lunch time brought us down the mountain to the banks of the Urubamba River, where a small restaurant was situated to greet the different tour groups and provide good food, puppies, and an abundance of hammocks to rest in.
Knowing we only had three more hours of hiking before we'd be relaxing in the hot springs, our group picked up pace on the trail ...
... and the history given to us by Harvey made it even that much more special.
After the amazing Cathedral tour, we were indeed on our own and it was time for lunch. Feeling somewhat guilty, Ric and I discovered a McDonald's and thought we'd take some time for some comfort food from back home (although I hadn't been to a McDonald's for lunch in years). Alas! Funny enough we found several members of our group in line! Everything tasted identical to the equivalent ...
... only shared bathroom, was a nice colonial room with
beamed ceiling, wood floors and even a heater and ½ the price of a private bathroom
once I’d knocked them down a bit – Cusco is pricey!
Had to spend a few hours resting before a long hot shower
and venturing out into the altitude, congestion and tourist filled streets. Had
a frustrating and fruitless search for tourist info and then for ...