Cuzco is a working city- along with the well-developed tourist industry, people actually work here for a living- and that makes it even more interesting. Seeing areas that are not prettied-up for tourists is an eye-opener for people who work hard for a living. While everyone had a cell phone, automation of many tasks is still done by hand and wheel-barrow.
The clouds were incredible! They danced across the hills and buildings, enhancing everything!
|The market (mercado) by our hotel in Plaza San Pedro|
|Our first view of the main square- Plaza de Armas|
|For a few coins, women dressed in traditinal clothing will take photos with you. We did so at every opportunity!!!|
|the cathedral and main square from the hills|
|Jesus statue up in the hills. At night, it is well lit, looking like Jesus is floating!|
|The bull is the symbol of good luck and warding off evil- they are everywhere. This was on top of a roof|
|Historical site demonstrating the Aztec terracing and movement and building of large rocks- like a puzzle|
|street in the historic area|
|Plaza de Armas|
|Cathedral- sadly, no photos inside, but so worth seeing|
|Statue of Pachacuteq, an Inca king-he is everywhere|
|I snuck this photo of priests garb- just beautiful! They sew with silver thread!|
|One of the national dishes is Cuy- guinea pig. I so wanted to try it! Then I saw it served. Will never happen:-)|