Over the years I have been back to Peru, and especially Cuzco, several times. During these
Moray, on the other hand, is a set of concentric circles, or depressions, which were most probably used as an irrigation system in Inca times. Unfortunately, we only got to see the latter from the side of the road, as we were not allowed to purchase a ticket just for the one site, and the administrators were adamant that we should pay the USD$27.00 to see the site! The ticket was to enter four sites, but I had already seen the other three over the years.
Yes, I did strike up an argument! How unusual! Over the years the Peruvian government has become very greedy, and it would be fair to say that prices, especially around Cuzco, have jumped up exorbitantly! Even the locals were telling me that it was a rip off. Ah, the price you pay for tourism!
Pisac, about 33
Around town, we visited the fascinating Coca Museum history. Where else would you find a one-stop-shop on the history, use and influence of the coca leaf? No visit to Cuzco would be complete without walking past the infamous 12-sided stone, probably the finest example of Inca masonry. Having said that, we could do without the dude dressed up as an Inca! He’s there all the time, and I reckon he’s making more money from photos than his Inca counterparts ever were!
Our first few nights were spent in a hostel whose owners really had no idea about, well, how to run a hostel!
We got pots with holes in the kitchen, and the rain almost flooded out our room one night! We did have spectacular views of the city from the rooftop though as well as meeting a gorgeous German family
We ended up moving to Casa Sihuar, owned by our lovely friends Sonia and Luis and run by their family. The hostel is
Stay tuned for the last and final part of this story about our whirlwind tour through Cusco. And if you missed part one, check the link below.
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