Since our trip to Peru in October, it feels like I’ve been hopping from state to state and haven’t had much time to go through photos and share vacation details. I finally started editing photos last night and have loved reliving everything my husband and I experienced in South America. I definitely consider this adventure one of our favorite trips of all time.
Here are a few photos from our time in Cusco.
When we weren’t taking tours through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, we spent most of our time wandering around Cusco. It took a couple of days to get adjusted to the high altitude and even when I was doing better it still felt as if a bowling ball was constantly resting on my chest, so eating a ton of food and staying well-hydrated was important. I was totally fine with that. Peruvian cuisine is hands down the best I’ve ever had so it was fun trying local restaurants. On one of the days we were both struggling with shortness of breath, we even found a chocolate museum with make-your-own hot chocolate. Yes!
We also fed Peruvian street dogs chicken nuggets and I carried around a large bottle of hand sanitizer for the sole purpose of being able to clean my hands after cuddling them all. My mom kept texting me reminders not to touch any of the stray dogs because she was worried about rabies and knows me so well, but they were sweet and sad and I couldn’t help it.
I woke up at 3 am one morning because I heard a dog yelping in the middle of the street, and then on one of our tours, I watched a car hit a terrier (we have two terriers). Let’s just say the stray dog situation is intense… and you’ll cry. But we will adopt a Peruvian pup eventually.
On one of the days the power went out, we ran into some sort of event or holiday going on in the city and it was fun to see people dressed up in different garb. We still have no clue what it was even after asking multiple people, but that’s ok. It was a unique experience nonetheless.
Have you been to Cusco?
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