I arrive in Cusco, historic capital of the Inca Empire.
It is very historic city that there is many things to see. But I am too sick to do anything for a few days.
I take the bus from Ica to Cusco and it takes 25 hours. It was okay for 5 hours in the beginning. But after that time, bus drove at the mountain that it was the worst. There were many curves that I am too sick with carsickness. Even I couldn’t open my eyes and I couldn’t eat anything and I threw up until I get to Cusco.
I couldn’t see amazing Andes Mountain, because I couldn’t open my eyes in the bus.
I can’t eat anything.
Ica is an altitude of 400 m (1312 ft) and Cusco is an altitude of 3,600 (11,811). Am I too sick to come here even by bus? I couldn’t do anything for four days. The worst thing is that I have diarrhea.
On the fifth day, I can walk around. I buy some pill and coca tea and candy which helps to altitude sickness.
And I can start to eat breakfast.
I am getting better. I go to the Bolivian Embassy to get visa. It is easy that I need picture of me and copy of passport, credit card and booked hostel of Bolivia. Fee is free. (To get Bolivian visa depends on countries. I’ve heard that some country have to pay and some country can’t get visa)
Consulado de Bolivia
Calle.Oswaldo Baca 101, Urb Mogisterio, Magistero Primera Etapa
8:30-12:30 /14:30-17:30 (Mon-Fri)
Tell : +51 84 984-155367
e-mail : [email protected]
After raining it is flooded.
Bolivia is only one country that is needed visa. So it is interesting.
Cusco is historic capital of the Inca Empire
It is lunch for 7 sol (2.8 $). It is very similar to Ecuador.
In Latin America sometimes to open the door for ATM needs card in front of the door.
It is some problem that I can get money only maximum 200$ in much ATM. So I have to pay extra money.
The side street of Cusco
Park of Cusco is very historic.
I stay near Park of San Francisco.
This is not mouse, but Guinea Pig. It is cheaper than Colombia
Food for hearth
I have this one, but tasty isβ¦……
Although I have still no appetite and go to bathroom very often, I can go out to look around. Today I pay for city tour that it is 15$ excluded entrance fee. The first place I visit is Qorikancha (3.8$)
It was covered the church after Spain’s invasion.
But some ruins are remained.
It was built like Lego.
Long time ago, it looked like this.
There is different between left wall and right wall. The reason is when Spain came to Cusco, they couldn’t keep on construction.
Temple of the Sun
Major earthquakes severely damaged the church, but the Inca stone walls, built out of huge, tightly-interlocking blocks of stone, still stand due to their sophisticated stone masonry
Inca stone walls is big one, and the church by Spain is the arch on the right top.
Quri Kancha meaning is Golden Temple.
Outside from the church
I pay 70sol (26$) for four entrance fee. The second place I visit is Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman is a walled complex on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca Empire.
The complex is as many other Inca constructions made of large polished dry stone walls, each boulder carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar.
Because of its location high above Cuzco and its immense terrace walls, this area of Sacsayhuaman is frequently referred to as a fortress.
Boy and llama
Native is selling gift to tourist.
Native with Llama
The third place I visit is Tambomachay.
It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks.
In Tambomachay, people can see Pukapukara where I will visit the next.
Aboriginal people with llama
It is Pukapukara.
Cows, sheep, llamas
I can see also Tambomachay from here. I’ve heard that it was for defense from invaders.
I can feel historic capital of the Inca Empire
The last place I visit is Qenqo
Kenko (or Qenqo, from the Quechua “q’inqu” meaning “labyrinth”) is one of the largest huacas (holy places) in the Cusco Region.
Sunset in Inca Empire
Although I am being too sick in Inca Empire, I thank that I can still see their history in Cusco.
Tour guide takes us to shop of clothes. I have to be there in half hour.
Anyway, I am getting better so that I think it is time to go to find Machu Picchu, hidden city of the Incas.