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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Gruende warum Peru auf Ihrer Reiseliste für 2015 sein sollte

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english version: http://blog.photographybyalexk.com/category/english/

und nun fuer meine deutschen Fans:

Suedamerika ist auf Ihrer Liste der ultimativen Reiseziele, aber Sie haben sich noch nicht entschieden, wohin es gehen soll? Nun, Peru sollte definitiv auf ihrer Reisetraumliste stehen und hier ist warum: Peru ist ein wunderschoenes, atemberaubendes Land. Sie sagen jetzt wahrscheinlich, nun, so sind ein paar andere Laender aber was ist es, was Peru so speziell macht?

 1. Es ist die Kultur und die Peruvaner

Die Peruvaner sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit solange man sie mit entsprechendem Respekt behandelt. Laecheln Sie und lernen Sie ein paar Worte in spanisch.

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a local woman and her son from Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru
tradition in Peru
Ccaccaccollo a indigenous community in Sacred Valley – tradition in Peru

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Reasons why Peru should be on your bucket list for 2015

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in deutsch verfuegbar: Gruende warum peru auf ihrer reiseliste fuer 2015 sein sollte

 

Southamerica is on your bucket list but you are not sure which country to go to yet? Well, Peru should be definitely on your list and here are a few of the reasons why:

Peru is a beautiful amazing country. You probably say now, yes…so the other countries. Ok, what is it exactly what makes Peru so amazing?

 1. It is the culture and the Peruvian people

Peruvians are so warm hearted and friendly people as long as you treat them with respect. Smile at the locals and they will welcome you to their country.

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a local woman and her son from Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru
tradition in Peru
Ccaccaccollo a indigenous community in Sacred Valley – tradition in Peru

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