I had a couple hours to wander around the center of Cuzco, a striking amalgam of the Inca capital and the colonial city, and take come photos for you!
Not bad for a $15/night hostel. Which is more than I can say for the Aussie showing off his boney chest covered in monkey hair!
Do you know the Incan-Peruvian Diablo Clown-God of Trains and Travel? Yeah, I don’t either.
Slightly higher than Wayna Picchu but without the vertigo or additional ticket cost, Intipunku offers Inca Trail hikers their first look at Machu Picchu.
Good morning! Here’s some aggressive fog threatening to swallow large pieces of the Andes Mountains.
I’m happy and thankful to have stayed at the Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu, but at $860/night, one night was plenty!
Starting before 5am this LONG day took me from chilly Cusco via train to revered Machu Picchu, with plenty of Brazilians and llamas along the way.
Oh yeah, Susan man! I know where your hostel is. I got this city memorized. No way will we wander around totally lost like idiots for hours on end. Trust me! I’m Eduardo.
Cusco (pop. 500,000) is the high-elevation (11,000 ft.) stopping point between Lima and Machu Picchu. It’s one day here, then off to MP tomorrow!
Day 1 of my Machu Picchu trip started ridiculously early with a 3:30am cab ride to the Lima airport. Destination: Cusco, 5+ hours from Machu Picchu.
A tidy cornucopia of Lima tidbits that haven’t worked their way into other posts UNTIL NOW!
No one batted an eye at the demons posing as mannequins at Central Market in Lima. I, of course, took pictures.
I tried to find a reason to not go to Machu Picchu but came up short. So…we’re going to Machu Picchu!!
After 6 weeks here in Lima, Peru, it may not seem like I’ve done very much, but I disagree!
Some people equate “culture” with the arts of a particular place. I think of culture as “way of life”. This photo represents Lima traffic culture as I’ve seen it.
In the morning, the gals and I parted ways. Here are pics from my 4-hour bus tour through 4 districts of Lima (with particular focus on Plaza de Armas.)
Made some fast friends during my stay at Pariwana Hostel in Miraflores. I wish I could roll them up and take them with me!
I packed a bag, got off my tail and headed to the Miraflores district (Lima) to see what was going on in the backpacker scene.
Here’s something to look at while I shake off my object-at-rest inertia and write for a change.
I ventured out and spent the night at Pariwana Hostel in Miraflores where I studied a person, the place and a thing.