Travel Blogs from Cusco
... that allows entry to
various ruins and museums in and around Cusco.
Despite our Lonely Planet telling us it was closed on Sundays, we
managed to get it from the OFEC Ticket office on Avendia El Sol. The book let us down again with its map
showing us where to get the bus to Urubamba, the correct place being a couple
of streets away from the one it highlighted.
We got off at Chinchero, a town 19 miles from Cusco, said to
... del Sol by Juan Bravo depicting the history of Cusco. It was truly amazing showing the Incas and their most famous ruler Pachacutec and the festival of Inti Raymi. Outside the market there was a lovely water feature with Inca designs on it and a large sun god disc on the top. Inside there were large papier-mâché effigies presumably for some of the Cusco festivals. We bought a few more souvenirs and made our way back to the Playa de Armas and ...
... for the first time and she said it rained the whole day and she could only see white mist. Well it was partly cloudy and warm all day long! We took a lot of pictures and really enjoyed the walking on this day. At lunch time we were served part of a birthday cake in honor of our chef's birthday and we all wondered how the hell he made it with such limited equipment!
Around 4:30 or 5pm, Sandra and I arrived it to the last of the big Inca sites, meeting up with more people ...
... eeeew! We visited a massive market where they sell cows noses, frogs legs, pigs brains, you name it - the stench is rotten but it's pretty interesting. Another briefing where we met our guide Pedro, who would be the dude for our trek over the next four days, and another reminder of our weight allowance. Pedro informed us we would be getting our bags weighed the following morning so no sneaky business of more than 6kg's. In fairness it's a rule put down by the Peruvian ...
"Okay, you have a choice. You can go ahead or cancel." I look around. I am still the only student at the salsa class. I look down at my t-shirt. It says "half-full", and has a picture of a half-full pint glass. I realise I don't really have a choice. I take the male instructor's hands. "Vamos" *** Our guide was explaining Inca beliefs. "The Inca religion is monotheist, not polytheist as commonly thought. "God balances, he ensures that when you flip a coin heads and tails come ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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