Royal Inka I
Travel Blogs from Cusco
... captured a jaguar. Not only a jaguar, but a mother jaguar and her cub. This was the first recorded evidence of reproduction among jaguars in Villa Carmen history. So you know, this UMN 2014 class is a bit of a big deal. I'm sure a lot of you are wondering why how I could leave such a big occurrence for our class out of my blog like that. To be honest, I tend to focus on one thing that really makes me think, where I feel raw emotion, inspiration, ...
While strolling around we also managed to visit the Chocolate Museum, the Textile Museum, and a few more Plazoletas. All in all, Cusco was a pretty fun city for wandering down old streets and stumbling upon ancient Incan architecture on which the city is built. And we'll be back for more, but first the next part of our adventure sends us off for four days back through the Sacred Valley and to the ancient city of Machu Picchu!
... convent itself is architectually interesting with a large central courtyard and cloisters along each side. These are lined with large paintings depicting the life of St Dominic albeit done with an Incan flair. Couldn't resist buying Dominican keepsakes for Jill and Jo in the gift shop!
From there it was onto the bus and off to the large Incan site on top of the hill overlooking the city. This is called Saqsayawaman. This an ...
... citadel while we are still a little confused by the mist and the early hour, and find it hard to understand where we are. After a couple of hours of history and archeology lessons, the guide takes his leave and we keep walking between the rocks and the stones of what remains of this extraordinary village. The weather seems to be improving, the clouds rise from the valley up to the mountains; we climb higher and arrive at the gates of the citadel. We turn and look down to ...
... old Peruvian ladies trying to sell their hats and gloves. Unable
to resist the temptation, the two of us went shopping, instead of
prepping for a 0500 rise. Cheap, handmade Alpaca blend sweaters and leg
warmers were purchased only to leave us on the verge of HANGRY.
Frustrations and annoyances grew large with the overly persuasive
restaurant workers dettering us towards towards a quiet street vendor ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast