Cusco Journals

Cusco - The Place

An April 2003 trip to Cusco by gabrazil

Quote: Wonderful days in Cusco, capital of the Inca empire!!!

Cusco - The Place

Overview

Quote:
The main square, Plaza d´Armas, is a really nice place to sit and pass the time. You can meet really nice people there from all over and the Peruvians are really nice too! Walking, you will find thousands of them asking you to buy something!!!

Quick Tips:

Negociation is the word!!! You´ll find many many shops with really nice things to buy!!! Drink the coca tea in morning and you will feel good all day -- the high can make you feel dizzy.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking is definitely the best way to get around. Taxis are everywhere and are really cheap too, but only get them if you are going far, like to the airport.

Qosqo Hostel

Hotel

Quote:
Qosqo Hostel has really nice rooms with hot showers!! The people were great!! I stayed in three other hostels in Cusco and all of them were good and really cheap (US$5) -- it´s really easy to find a hostel there!!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2003

Qosqo Hostel
Plaza D´Armas
Cusco, Peru

Mama Africa

Attraction | "Mama Africa Pub"

Quote:
This is a really nice place, especially if you like salsa -- they have free salsa lessons every day from 9 to 10 pm!! After that, they play samba and then European music.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 4, 2003

Mama Africa
Portal de Harinas 191 - Plaza de Armas
Cusco, Peru
+51 (84) 246544

Sacred Valley

Story/Tip

Quote:
You can get a tour to Sacred Valley with any of the thousands of travel agencies in Cusco!! It costs something like US$7 and you visit Pisac, Chinchero, archaeological sites, and local markets!!!