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Travel Blogs from Cusco
... all leave the house as a family, we leave in staggered pairs, 5 minutes apart. She does this just in case thieves are watching the apartment so that they don't see us all leave at once. Another thing Esperanza takes very seriously are her telenovelas. Every night between 8-10pm she is glued to the tv. Every now and again we'll watch movies together, but we can only ever watch them on the weekends, because she refuses to miss any of her shows during ...
... is lovely but soon enough the dizziness and headaches so often associated with altitude kicks in. We ere both feeling out of breath just walking and headaches as we adjusted to the thinner air of 3,600m. To try and help acclimatise we headed for a quick stroll around the square in this lovely city and having a bite of lunch. The views around Cusco look stunning as the city rises up the Andean hills in all directions. ...
... symbolizing the Inca dynasty. The head of the puma is the hill upon which rests Sacsayhuaman, the belly was the main plaza in Cuzco, and the Tullumayo River formed the spine. The three jagged walls of Sacsayhuaman are said to mimic the teeth of the puma.
Two quarries provided stones for this site, one nine miles away and the other twenty miles. Of course, there was the ...
... to stop for a coffee and more of those
wonderful croissants for breakfast again first.
Sunnier trip back but didn’t get a decent seat as the coach
was full. Also had to stop multiple times to let other trains get past – rush hour
on the rails.
Luckily some colectivos direct to Cuzco were waiting for
arrivals and only 8 soles, so was happy not to have the long walk and then a
change. When I got out the driver tried to make out ...
... there as I could see most of it and wasn't into the walking. The altitude was really bothering me. I walked around the parking lot taking bird pictures!