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Protest underway, Plaza de Armas  
   

Protest underway, Plaza de Armas

Pisco Sours and Cobbled Laneways: Cusco Magic

May 28th 2015
After the charms of La Paz it took me a little while to warm up to Cusco, but after a day or so of wandering through the town, past the hordes of tourists and up the hill to the quieter narrow cobbled laneways I began to see what all the fuss was about. The second largest city in Peru, the old town is set around the large picturesque Plaza de Armas, a beautiful big square where it is easy to si ... read more
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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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4th June 2015

Fabuloso Cusco!
Such a picturesque city, especially when away from the center in the high season. San Blas, up in the hills by Sacsaywaman, juices in the mercado--so heavenly. Brilliant to take the peaceful, scenic Lares trail, and I hope you got to try the sweet Lares hot springs. Heart-warming to see the demonstration, "We Are All Valle de Tambo," which is a battle between traditional farmers and incoming foreign mining companies down here in Arequipa Province. June is the month of fiestas and parades, so I hope you catch one. Wish I were there! Great photos!
4th June 2015

Cusco really is a gorgeous city! We wondered what the protest was about, so thanks, I was curious about this. We got back to Cusco just in time for the start of the Corpus Christi celebrations, so yes we caught a festival. Wow, they don't do it by half do they!

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