Tag: plaza de armas

We arrive in Cusco

We arrived in the Inca capital with nowhere to stay. I was actually surprised by how little the altitude affected me in Colca Canyon. For whatever reason, Cusco seemed to hit me more. You know when you’re drunk and you run, or do any physical exertion, and you are left unusually out of breath? That’s…

First Night in Chincha Alta

Busy, hot and gritty, with mototaxis careening through narrow streets. Chincha is not what I was expecting. To be honest I didn’t have a concrete idea of what to expect, but it has been a surprise. The whole place looks like it’s midway through demolition, with concrete facades and street frontages with nothing behind them.…