The first thing I realized after stepping off my domestic flight upon landing in Cusco was the increasingly lack of breath with every step I took. I just landed in a city that is at 3400m above the sea level. It is a good place to acclimatize to the high altitude areas in Peru. The flight took about an hour from Lima which is much better compared to the 21 hours bus ride if you choose not to fly. The difference is of course the ridiculous discrepancy in prices. It was absolutely a pleasure to be flying above the Andes mountain range, which seemed right out from picturesque postcards. Exotic South America indeed.
I like the way Cusco is built. Nestled between mountains, Inca ruins can be found around the areas. Even though walking can be real tiring because of the altitude, I love the city for what it is.
I took a walking tour inside the immerse cathedral and it was a good experience, too bad they don’t allow cameras in there.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. You must definitely visit Cusco if you are in Peru!