Tag Archives: Cusco

Paititi – Cusco, Peru

Located on the top corner of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Paititi boasts more than a great location and decent prices.  The small interior is a bizarre meeting of classic American Diner meets heavy Inca stone, with interesting artistic … Continue reading

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Hotel Rumi Punku – Cusco, Peru

Hotel Rumi Punku is one of the gems of Cusco.  While the price  point does not place them on the scale of a luxury hotel, the services and care provided to guests sure makes one feel luxurious.  And the location … Continue reading

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The Physical Effects of Altitude

Natives of high altitude places (such as Peru) have larger hearts and lungs than the average person, as well as a higher red blood cell count.  These adaptations allow them to cope with the lack of oxygen, caused by the … Continue reading

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A Minor Obsession | Rustic Blue Door in Cusco

Cusco, Peru It’s funny how blue doors surrounded by white walls are so much more appealing than any other color combination.  This one caught my eye because of the rustic nature of it, camouflaged by it’s bright color – which … Continue reading

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Inca Terraces at Moray

Not far from the Maras Salt Mines (near Cusco) lie the agricultural Inca terraces at Moray, which were re-discovered in 1932 during an expedition led by Shirppe Johnson.  Restoration work is currently being done on the terraces, and only one … Continue reading

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Maras Salt Mines

The Maras salt mines, located about an hour and a half from Cusco, boast a uniquely beautiful landscape, created by the very item that is  harvested from it. The mines here are owned by approximately 200 families, each owning about … Continue reading

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The Quintessential Llama Shot

Cusco, Peru Everyone knows they need the quintessential llama shot (or alpaca – whatever comes first, right – as long as it’s cute and fuzzy.), but it’s sometimes best to settle in and not be so excited to get one … Continue reading

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