After ten weeks, I thought that the army would get bored with the empty streets of Cusco and leave. Maybe they like being stationed here. It must be a lot nicer than being sent to Lima where they actually do have an outbreak on their hands.
COVID-19 in Cusco: Quarantine Week 10 May 23rd 2020 Sunday, 17 May, 2020
63 days down, 7 to go
Yesterday was so much excitement with taking food to the rural communities outside of Yaurisque that I’m exhausted today. After nine weeks of sitting on the couch, getting up early to go to the equivalent of Sam’s Club or Costco, then driving with the mayor of Yaurisque almost two hours from Cusco, then giving out food to over 200 families, then com ... read more
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