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Old Nov 15, 12, 9:45 pm
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Making the turn for the runway.

On final.

The Cusco terminal.

Looking back at the plane.

Inside the terminal.

Outside the airport.

Coca Tea. It's used to help your body adapt to the altitude and prevent altitude sickness.

The busy street outside our hotel.

Dinner. I believe (IIRC) it was beef with some potatoes.

Day 2 - Cusco City Tour and Surroundings

Day 2 was the day we did the city tour and the surrounding areas. The first destination of the tour was La Plaza de Armas, where the two main churches are located. Due to respect I didn't take any pictures inside the church we toured, but I will say, it was beyond belief. Everything was gold plated (or silver) and in perfect condition. The second destination was the Korikancha which is where the Spaniards built over an Incan Temple. Afterwards, we visited the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. That had to be my favorite part of the day as it was astonishing how large these rocks were they moved up there. Following Sacsayhuaman we moved onto Qenko, then Tambomachay. On the way back to the hotel our group stopped at an alpaca factory where the store owners described and showed us the differences between real alpaca products and fake. Overall, this was an extremely busy day.

The Korikancha.

One of the churches.

Women with goats.

Same church as before.

A tree in La Plaza de Armas.

La Plaza de Armas.

Temple of the Sun.

The rocks of Sacsayhuaman.


Panorama of Sacsayhuaman.
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