cusco. our taking-off point for the inca trail; our resting place before pushing our bodies to their limits; our introduction to the andes. spending a few chill days in cusco before embarking on a multi-day hike proved pretty necessary, allowing our lungs to learn how to use the new, thin mountain air.
cobblestone streets and tiny sidewalks and grit and history, warm in the sunshine and chilly at night. aside from a day or two of altitude sickness, i loved this city.