I know many of you have been awaiting some photos from my second trip to Peru. So I thought I would space them out a little bit for you. This blog post has a few photos from our first day in Cusco, Peru. Cusco is the first stop for us on our way to Mach Picchu. It was known as the Incan capital. You can read quite a bit about Cusco by clicking here.
One of the first notable places in Cusco that we visited is the Plaza de Armas. It is a beautiful place to walk around and is surrounded by wonderful buildings and church, but most of all culture.
The architecture on many of the buildings is quite ornate. But on the day to day buildings very much the same type of construction.
The streets and side streets of Cusco mainly look like this, steep with lots of stairs. I might add that the elevation of Cusco is a bit over 11,000 feet. Because of the higher elevation the air is thinner so it makes walking and trekking a little harder for those of us who are used to sea level elevations. The travel clinic does give you medication to battle altitude sickness if you get it badly. But for us, it was mostly headache and a little difficulty breathing when walking too fast.
The hubs, myself, and my daughter with Cusco behind us.
We were lucky enough to run into a fabulous festival and parade. Colorful costumes abound and lots of music and food! Fun!
These ladies where this time of hat to show their status or class within the culture.
This is just the first look at the wonderful Incan construction that begins in our journey through the Urubamba Valley on our way to Machu Picchu.
Although I took 1060 photos, I promise not to share every one. I will thoughtfully select ones that I think are relevant. So stay tuned for more!!
In the meantime, don't forget to enter my giveaway for the Sea Glass Fat Quarter Bundle by clicking here.
Until Next Time....