Sunday, March 25, 2012

On my wish list - spend more time in Cusco

We spent four nights in Cusco but didn't really get to spend that much time in Cusco.  Most of our time was spent touring the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, etc.  But Cusco is actually a wonderful, beautiful city.  I wish wish wish I had taken more/better pictures!  I would LOVE to go back and spend more time there!  It reminds me very much of Europe.

View from the top of our hostel.

At a monastery, I think...

View from top of stairs somewhere.

View from Sacsayhuaman, overlooking Cusco.

Another view from Sacsayhuaman.

Zoom in!

About our hostel (I could kick myself for not taking more pictures!):

- I can't remember what it was called but I can remember how to get to it!  It was about one street over from the main city square, directly down the street from a bank, a pharmacy, and a giant market of Cusco paraphernalia (dolls, purses, magnets, etc.)

- It wasn't so much of a hostel as a tiny hotel.  The rooms were single, double, or triple, and each had their own bathroom with HOT WATER!

- $15 per night included breakfast made to order each morning (eggs, bread, freshly squeezed juice, coffee, tea), computers with internet free for us to use, a tv with playstation and games, never ending coca tea (to help alleviate altitude sickness), AND they even stored our luggage for free in a locked room for the night we spent in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu).

- Apparently there are places even more inexpensive to stay with just the same amenities, but we liked the location - walking distance to everything!

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