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Welcome to Cuzco!

Cuzco & Machu Picchu

May 14th 2007
When we arrived at the bus terminal in Cuzco we were mobbed by taxi touts trying to get our custom. After getting a couple of seconds in which to check the name of the hotel we'd been recommended we finally got in a taxi and were completely ripped off by being charged over 3 times the going rate (as we later found out)! The recommended hotel (thanks José!), Cuzco Plaza I, was lovely and we ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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