Sunday, June 1, 2014

Cusco, Peru

After Daniel's Jungle Ultra, I joined him in Peru for a week. We based ourselves in Cusco and travelled to different sites around the Urubamba Valley of the Andes. Cusco was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire in the 11th-16th centuries and is a curious mix of Inca stonework, Catholic churches, cobbled streets and market places.

A view over Plaza de Armas

Main cathedral in Cusco

Iglesia de La Campañia de Jesus, built in 1576

The main square was known as Huacaypata (the place of tears) in the Inca days

So excited to see some llamas!

Happy to be reunited in Cusco after Daniel's race

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