The Ethereal Citadel of Sacsayhuamán

Cusco is one of the most enthralling cities in the world. With its ancient ruins dating back to pre-Incan period and its numerous hip cafes and bars, Cusco has got everything a tourist might ever want. What makes Cusco special is the number of ruins and citadels that dot the city and its outskirts. One such citadel is the Sacsayhuamán, spelled in a number of ways such as Sacsayhuaman, Sacsahuaman, Saxahuaman, etc. Read more..

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The Cuzco Circuit: Introductions and the City Tour

Perhaps the most visited area in Peru, Cuzco and its surrounding area is home to a wide array of archaeological sites and interesting cultural experiences. It’s proximity to Machu Picchu makes it the ideal place to stop over on one’s way to visit the aforementioned famed archaeological site, and it’s own local attractions give tourists a reason to linger in the ancient city for several days. Well, I’m here to verify that there is far more to see in and around Cuzco than you could ever possibly find in a Google search. You are guaranteed to say “this is unbelievable” so many times, that you have start looking for another phrase to use. [Continue reading…]

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