Peru Encompassed 2009 travel blog


Not much to report today as most of it was spent taking a bus from Puno to Cusco, around eight hours. I didn't mind this though as I had a night out with some fellow backpackers and slept through most of the ride! Half way we stopped to pick up some peeps, one of which we were told had a serious flu, so true to Intrepid style they handed out surgical masks just in case... I actually hadn't thought about anything like that in what feels like an eternity. Any news from back home I should know about???

Arrived in Cusco late afternoon just in time for an orientation tour. The city is really quite lovely, after the trek we have a full day to explore the windy cobbled stoned streets.

Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire (1200s-1532) and its altitude is around 3,300 m.

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