Feb 24, 2014

A hot second in Cusco

Though I sure wish it were longer than that. At the end of my South America trip, I had a wee bit of time to explore Cusco. The first thing I noticed was how I couldn't walk up the slightest hill or walk my normal NYC-pace without gasping for breath (I mean, I know I'm out of shape but this was crazy). The elevation is around 11000 feet (3400 m), and I imagine I'd have a hard time adjusting were I able to stay longer. The second thing I noticed was how many classic old-style Volkswagen Beetles there were, and the third, just how charming every alleyway I looked down was. I would have loved to get a longer taste of Cusco, but I was happy to walk around, armed only with my iPhone camera to capture just a few of the sights that inspired me. It's pretty amazing to think about just how old some of those buildings are.




12 comments :

  1. Lovely pictures as always.. really adore those colorful window frames !

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  2. Lovely pictures I love the cute little VW cars in the shot. I Felt the same way walking around Seattle its a bit hilly but I hear San Francisco is more like that too.

    LONDON CHARISMA

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  3. Beautiful pictures, love your style..

    R.

    http://rougezo.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful photos! My dream is to tour South America one day... What others regions/cities did you visit? Which was your favorite?
    Also, you have a wonderful blog :)

    ~ardena
    a wanderer's path

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  5. Awesome pictures from your South America trip. Have to visit one day:) <3

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  6. I've been to Cusco twice, and I loooooove it so much. I could spend weeks there. Your photos capture it beautifully.

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  7. I am DYING to make my way to Cusco. Dying.

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  8. I am dying to visit Peru! I hear so amazing things about its towns and places!!!

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  9. Love these little snap shots of Cusco. How quaint!

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  10. On your way to Machu Picchu?

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  11. So beautiful
    i surlike it :)

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