on July 18, 2006
Cusco is an amazing introduction to the wonders of Peru. Its role as the archaeological capital of the Americas is evident as you walk up and down the twisting cobblestone streets that look as they have not changed in centuries. Words cannot really describe the feeling of awe and amazement that hit me as I wandered among the massive Inca walls, mingling with descendants of the Incas as the musical lilt of Quechua is heard everywhere. It is easy to get around even at night, as it is much safer here than Lima and you can find cabs, which are pretty cheap (about $0.50 per ride), anytime and anywhere. There are also many hostels, hotels, and all sorts of lodging to suit your budget. The same goes for the restaurants, too. You must try the "quy", fried guinea pig, which is a local delicacy. More tourist information can be found at www.cuscoperu.com.
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