Cusco & Machu Picchu, Peru

After a 20 hour bus ride from Huacahina we arrived in chilly Cusco.  

The city was grey by day and covered in golden lights by night fall.

The streets were busy and the women wore colorful gear.

It was quite glamorous.

The markets are always my favorite when traveling to new places.

We came to the popular mercado Cusco daily for local produce, whips, pie and warm socks.

The corn selection was seriously impressive.

After a couple of days in Cusco we headed to Machu Picchu jam-packed in a van with 10 other travelers.

The ride was long and multiple motion/elevation sickness pills were required on my end.  The ride was torture.

Multiple road blocks enforced PATIENCE but luckily gave us some fresh mountain air.

There were local women serving THE BEST BROCOLI & BEANS EVER from wheel barrels while we waited on the side of the road.

No utensils were given and we ate with our hands.

After 12 hours in the van and a train ride later we finally arrived to Agua Caliente.  

I wound up being stuck in bed with peaking fever and the local pharmacy loaded me up with antibiotics and herbal tea and I slept for 3 days straight.

When I was feeling better we took to the market where we shopped for fine furs.  

 

And the following day we finally made it to Machu Picchu!  

 

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