Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and is now a base for tourists flocking to Machu Picchu.
It’s got great food – this a bakery. But the alpaca and especially the fish were amazing.
On top of that, there are numerous closer ruins such as this.
Just a church.
The town itself was likewise decent, even though someone did steal money from me. Their city flag is the rainbow flag.
I was fine with the altitude, but of course had to try the local coca tea. Cocaine can be made from the leaves and thus it’s illegal in many countries.
This was the town down the hill from Machu Picchu (now with the same name), used to be called Aguascalientes. I quite enjoyed my time there, even though things were costlier.
It was almost independence day, so there were like 100 Peruvian flags in anticipation of the first Oxford-educated head of state or government to take power in the country.
The temperature’s different down there.
Inca irrigation system.
Classic Inca big rocks.
The town down from a temple on the hill.