As I stated before, the road to Machu Picchu is not an easy one but it's such a beautiful journey. We took a flight from Lima to Cusco, which is closer but still far from Machu Picchu and I fell in love with this town! It is rich in culture with great architecture and the people are much friendlier than they are in Lima. Here are some pictures of Cusco.
First & foremost drink the coca tea to adjust to the 11,000 ft altitude. It won't make you high ;)
The view from my super cute HOTEL
The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin a.k.a Cusco Cathedral
Cobblestone streets and walls
And last but not least, my last meal in Cusco at PACHAPAPA may or may not have included cuy, known to us as guinea pig :-/
**Simply Chic Travel Tips: Cusco**
The altitude is seriously not a game. I personally have altitude issues so I was worried, and while I never got sick to my stomach, there was more than one occasion where I got very winded and needed to sit or lay down. Drink the tea, take the diamox and walk very slowly & avoid stairs if you can.
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