cusco is the city in peru from where almost all treks to the surrounding peaks covered by incan ruins begin. the city sits at around 3,500 meters above sea level which provides a perfect setting for the necessary acclimatization before the journey! during the first day, i got a pounding headache everytime we walked up the steep hill of stairs to our hostal! it's true... the brain needs oxygen! we enjoyed exploring this steep, old, simple city.
i'll tease you today with pictures from around cusco in order to build up the anticipation for machu picchu and the trek to choquequirao!! (heehee)
my partner in high crime... eric.
pisco sour and corn beer...
incan wall (a kid passing by as we looked at this wall told us it was "more famous than michael jackson")