Cusco (also spelled Cuzco or Qusqu) is a great town, located high in the mountains (at around 3400 metres). We were really grateful to be able to stay with our friend Bronwyn there and have an insider’s view to Cusco. Some of the highlights of our stay were:
Hiking up the hill near to Bron’s house to explore the Temple of the Moon, other ruins and walking over to Cristo Blanco (a giant statue of Jesus).
Exploring Cusco – the beautiful Plaza de Armas, finding a random street fair, seeing dancers at the Plaza San Blas, and looking through the Mercado.
Learning more about the Incas through climbing the Inca Tower and visiting the Inca Museum (as well as being slightly traumatised by the mummies there!)
Spending time with Bron and her friends as we ate at some amazing restaurants like Indigo, Los Perros, Sumac and the fabulously named Indian restaurant Korma Sutra. It was so fun to see Bron and enjoy time with a friend.
Planning to go salsa dancing but instead randomly finding riot police on every corner when we exited the restaurant – there was no salsa dancing that night! (Sadly, the photos we tried to take low key on our phone didn’t come out so well!)
We had an awesome time with a fabulous host – Cusco was great! Our only lowlight was a day in bed with suspected food poisoning…but we are feeling like we were pretty fortunate to go two months with this being our first day of tummy issues!