The local market and silver factory in Cusco, Peru – part 3

Hello lovely travellers to part 3 of my Cusco series.

Before I start I would like to thank our tour guide Alim Escobar from Gadventure who showed us all the beautiful things in Peru, explained all the history and stories behind places, introduced us to the Peruvian cuisine and recommended nice restaurants and what dishes to eat. Even though my trip was last year in November, he is still available and answers all the questions I have. Without him, I would’nt be able to write much about this beautiful country. So a HUGE THANK YOU Alim, very much appreciated. If you are about to book a tour, I really recommend Gadventure, and when you are in Peru and Alim is your CEO, you will have a great time.

So you are in Cusco and ready to experience some more of the things the local do? Let’s go and visit the local market in Cusco called ‘San Pedro Mercado‘:

San Pedro mercado - the local market in Cusco
San Pedro Mercado – the local market in Cusco

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Food- and dancing guide for Cusco – part 2

It’s been a few months since I visited Cusco. I loved this city in Peru. Sitting here in Sydney and writing about it, makes we want to go back. I cannot explain what it is but Cusco felt very special to me.

Walking around the beautiful city, trying Peruvian cuisine and dancing to Salsa and Bachata made my days in Cusco.

If you have missed my part 1 of my Cusco series, it is not too late. Click here to read and see the photos:

http://blog.photographybyalexk.com/2015/04/09/why-is-cusco-so-special-part-1-of-the-cusco-series/

1. Food heaven Cusco

Cusco has a lot of nice restaurants where you should try the local food.

The photo below is from the restaurant ‘Nuna Raymi’ which means ‘festival of the soul’. What is real and what is a painting? It’s both in one – go and check out this restaurant; it looks very cute and the food is amazing. Try the Al Paca. Here the link to their website: http://www.nunaraymicusco.com

restaurant in Cusco
Nuna Raymi – Festival of the soul

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Why is Cusco so special? – part 1 of the Cusco series

Having travelled from Lima to Arequipa via Nazca was already amazing. Is there a location which can top that? Oh yes, there are a few more to mention: Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca will impress you even more.

For now let’s concentrate on beautiful Cusco. I cannot explain what it is but Cusco felt very special to me. There is so much to say about this city that I have decided to write a few posts.

So why is Cusco so special and what should you visit?

1. Now let’s start with the Plaza de Armas, the main square in Cusco at sunset which makes this city shine in its glory.

Plaza de Armas, Cusco, is showing its beauty in the sunset
Plaza de Armas, Cusco, is showing its beauty in the sunset

2. Cusco was  the historic capital of the Inca Empire, the navel of the Incan world, from the 13th century to 1532 until the Spanish conquest. You still can see some of the Incan architecture in Cusco, however, most of the walls of Inca masonry have been incorporated into spanish colonial buildings.

Two ladies and their llama on their way home
Two ladies and their llama on their way home

beautiful lane in Cusco

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