The part I treasure most about traveling is immersing myself in the culture of the city or country I’m visiting. With Cusco being so rich in culture, this wasn’t hard to do. I was lucky enough to spend 3 days in this beautiful city, walking the narrow sidewalks of the cobblestone streets, exploring the local shops in Plaza de Armas, and scouting for amazing restaurants along the way. I was a bit nervous traveling to Cusco. I had never been to South America, and I was worried about getting altitude sickness (the city is 11,800 feet above sea level!). Luckily, with the help of some medication, I acclimated to the elevation with no issues and was able to enjoy every second I was there.
The main reason for my visit to Peru was to hike the Inca Trail and experience the unbelievable history of the Inca civilization, so stay tuned for a future post on my adventures hiking the trail and the beautiful sites I saw along the way. In the meantime, here’s a quick guide of things to explore in Cusco, as there is so much to see and do!
As you know, I spent the last few days in San Francisco. It wasn’t my first time visiting, but I feel like I experienced the city in a completely different light this time around. There is so much to explore here between the different neighborhoods, picturesque scenery, awesome food, and shopping. I did a TON of walking, pretty sure I walked 12 miles yesterday alone, so bring a comfy pair of shoes the next time you visit. Here are 5 things to do in San Francisco: