The City of Cusco Spoken In Pictures

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.

photo 1On the outskirts of Cusco

photo 2The city of Cusco beneath my feet

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.

DSCN0342A look at the city from high ground

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DSCN0297Unique streets in the city

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DSCN0327Cusco Cathedral

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I took a walking tour inside the immerse cathedral and it was a good experience, too bad they don’t allow cameras in there.

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photoPlaza de Armas

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures. You must definitely visit Cusco if you are in Peru!


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