Shaking off the Sand in Cuzco June 24th 2008 June 24: We are currently in Cusco, taking a moment to catch our breaths after taking in the colorful Inti Raymi festival earlier.
I'll backtrack to catch everyone up: after unwinding for a couple of days in Trujillo, Ryan and I backpacked to Lima, where I became aware of just how enormous the place really is. The pollution is eye-stinging, the pace of life is frenetic, and the povert ... 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