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Cusco – Capital of the Incan Empire

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

The night bus to Cusco was identical to the one I had taken to get to Arequipa. This time though I actually did manage a few hours of sleep as I was still very worn out from the mountain climb. We arrived in Cusco around 6:00 am. It was very chilly as the town is about 10,900ft above sea level. Our hotel in the city was in a converted old mansion. There was lots of antique furniture and the rooms contained old wood floors and windows with heavy wood shutters. After checking in, we set off as a group to explore the city. [read on]