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Cusco Peru | San Francisco Plaza and San Pedro Market

This post ends our Cusco Historic Center suite. Today we walk around West of Plaza de Armas to visit the old plazas, markets and churches that gave Cusco it's unique appeal.

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Cusco Peru | The Hills of Sacsayhuamán

We begin the hike by taking Procuradores St, north of Plaza de Armas. In this pedestrian only street you can find a variety restaurants and small souvenir shops. This continues to Teqsiqocha St to the west where bars spill over the streets during happy hour. Head back East to start our climb to the Sacsayhuamán… Continue reading Cusco Peru | The Hills of Sacsayhuamán

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Cusco Peru | Qorikancha: Inca’s Golden Temple

You just can’t help but wonder how the great Incan empire used to be back then. A collection of small villages connected and governed by a ruling class whose power reached beyond mountain ranges. It was enlightening to know how this empire fell and from its rubble another culture rose. Through time traditions and cultures… Continue reading Cusco Peru | Qorikancha: Inca’s Golden Temple

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Cusco Peru | Historic Center, Plaza de Armas and San Blas Neighborhood

Traveling back in time.  This is the surreal feeling of traversing the cobbled streets of Cusco's Historic Center. Each avenue is unique, surrounded by colonial verandas with touches of Inca empire stonework, clashing in a mesh of architectural genius. Panoramic view of Plaza de Armas from Cafe Cappuccino A mixing pot of cultures and influences,… Continue reading Cusco Peru | Historic Center, Plaza de Armas and San Blas Neighborhood

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Cusco Peru | Mythical Lake Humantay

Have you ever seen views so amazing it seemed out of this world? It appeared you have been transported in a canvass that holds an exquisite work of art. Every corner radiating beauty that it overwhelms the senses. Welcome to Lake Humantay! Located in the Vilcabamba range of the Andes, this lake is one of… Continue reading Cusco Peru | Mythical Lake Humantay

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Cusco Peru | Trial Retirement in Color

Welcome to our 3rd Trial Retirement in the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, the seat of the great Incan empire, Cusco Peru.  In the series of posts that will follow we will explore this UNESCO World Heritage city, the ancient ruins (Sacsayhuamán, Qorikancha), and colorful pueblos around it to know how they changed… Continue reading Cusco Peru | Trial Retirement in Color