Day 13 - Cusco, Peru

Day 13 -Cusco

We arrived at our hotel (Rumi Punku) and waited in the lounge for a couple of hours until the room was available. In this spare time Karen updated her Facebook and I caught up on this blog.

After a much appreciated shower (after the overnight bus ) we walked up some the narrow and steep streets near our hotel. We had a tasty french toast for breakfast, then went to the main square (Plaza de Armas)and started wandering the radiating streets. We noticed lots of camping and hiking gear shops and there was a lot more street sprukers then we had come across. The weather was getting warm, and threatening showers did not come.

We did a great 2 hour walking tour (Marco's Walking Tours) which leave at 12:30. He gave a good mix of history and current information on Cusco. We finished up with a Pisco Sour drink and left him a deserved tip.

The square has two  churches which seems excessive, then another within two blocks. They were all built on existing Inca building by the invading Spanish.

After an afternoon sleep, we met the trek agent, paid the remaining balance and viewed the square at night.

After more Italian for dinner (it agrees more with our stomach) we sorted our bags ready for a 5:30 pickup.

 Breakfast Cafe

Breakfast Cafe

 Main Square

Main Square

 Karen and Paul - city views after a steep hike

Karen and Paul - city views after a steep hike

 Lots of old Kombis in Cusco - a reminder of my youth. 

Lots of old Kombis in Cusco - a reminder of my youth. 

 Nighttime at the main square

Nighttime at the main square