In seven weeks, this is only the second time that I've walked across the main plaza. There's not much around there, so few justifiable reasons to go to that part of town. Luckily, my bank is on the far side from my part of town, so I was ready with my excuse to be in an area that is really just for tourists anymore. However, there are so few people in this part of the city that the cops never even stopped me.
COVID-19 in Cusco: Quarantine Week 7 May 3rd 2020 Sunday, 26 April, 2020
42 days down, 14 to go
Today is my mother’s 71st birthday. I called her in the morning and was glad to hear that she has a beautiful sunny day in Boise and plans to go outside. Social distancing rules in Boise, and common sense, still allow her to go for a walk by the river by herself.
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South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco 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
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info