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!
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.