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Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas


After spending several weeks in Peruโ€™s dry and dusty coastal desert, Gregor and I were totally ready for a change of scenery. Up to this point, we hadnโ€™t yet seen any of the majestic Incan ruins or fluffy llamas or traditionally dressed Peruvian natives that I had expected to see at every corner. If Iโ€™d actually done my geography homework, I would have realized that all that good stuff can be found in the country’s higher-altitude regions to the east. So we left the sand and sea behind and ascended the winding roads to Cusco, the former capital of the Incan Empire. (more…)