PERU: Lima, Chincha & Cuzco. 2008 AFRO LATINOS doc. part IV of V

We flew to Cuzco from Lima, is only 55 min. plane ride. We landed at Cuzco Intl. Airport Alejandro Velasco Astete. We stayed at a Hotel call ‘Mirador Coricancha’ meaning ‘Coricancha Viewer’ literally in front of the Coricancha which is the main temple of the Incas in Cuzco. Here are some of the first photos when we arrive.

landing

mate the coca

la oja de coca no es una droga

el coricancha

coricancha

tumis

cuzco galleria

cuzqueña

feet

Cuzco

cuzco

Sacsaywaman

Toritos Puca Pucara

Cuzco st

Cuzco streets

Imperio Incaico

cuzco

cruz cuzqueña

indigena

indigeno

museo de Cuzco

museo Cuzco

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window in aguas calientes

ruins

mirador

cuzco

paredes incaicas

ruins

Macchu Pichu

ruins

roca firme

puerta sagrada

irregaciones

rocas firmes

pared de piedras

Huaynapicchu entrance only 400 per day can enter

mirador

macchu outro

macchu pichu

clouds in the Andes

After our trip in the Macchu Pichu Ruins, we took the bus back to Aguas Calientes, the city where you arrive to go to the ruins. To our luck, a storm of hail dropped on us during our excursion in the empire of the Incas. Around 7pm we arrived in our hotel, dead tired, hungry and thirsty for some Inca Kola (national soda). We freshened up and when downstairs of our hotel to choose from some traditional recipes from indigenous hands. The dish to try, ‘picante de cuy’, I won’t translate this dish, its kinda special of the Andes. During our dinner, we encounter a parade of students with torches and traditional customs. It was a celebration of a school near by. It took us by surprise. The day after our visit to Macchu Pichu, we took a bus back to Cuzco. Once again to our luck. The Peru Rail train was on strike, so we couldn’t ride the train back to Cuzco. We had to take 3 different buses and stop and numerous little towns as people got off and got in the bus. It was a humbling experience to ride with the locals of Cuzco towns. During my ride to Pizac (small town 4 hrs from Cuzco) I visit a market place, where we found a Shaman and 500 different types of potatoes. In our search for food, we found a nice restaurant to sit and relax. Here are more photos from our excursion back to Cuzco.

Aguas Calientes streets parade of kids

suveniers

acuaductos

ollaytantambo

On our trip back to Cuzco, we stopped in ‘Oyalltantambo’ ruins/town. Also a very important sight to learn about. History tells us that this is the place where the last Incas in the Empire hided their gold and sacred mummies. Today with the privatization of various sights in Cuzco, is hard to visit every town or ruins, because you have to pay for every sight you visit. This is the only downfall from all the beauty to discover in Cuzco. We had a blast visiting the 4th wonder of the world and its surrounding towns. Here are more photos from our journey back to Cuzco.

artesania peruana

textiles artesanales incaicos

ollaytantambo

muñecas de trapo

entrada a las ruinas

bastones

toritos

agua San Luis own by Coca Cola now

mascaras de barro

mexicanos viajeros

traveling

rio

familia Argentina en Cuzco

el micro

Spirit

Pizac

Rich

pan

nacional

toros

parada del micro

cuzco

puerta cuzco

bicicleta y afiche musical

colores

Pizac market place

papas

Rich Spirit taking notes

teñir con colores

Pizac clothing

Shaman & Renz PISAC

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sol inca

Cuzco Galleria

pintura en calle cuzqueña I

pintura en calle cuzqueña II

pintura en calle cuzqueña III

Plaza Manco Capac

Part IV continue (LINK)

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