Hunting the Inca: Part 4, Cuzco #travel #Peru

Join Geoff Le Pard on a trip to Peru in 1987 – great photos and also a hair-raising trip down a mountain… #recommended


I have been posting occasionally about a trip to Peru I took in October 1987. So far we have visited Lima, Arequippa and Puno, with a side order of the Colca Canyon. I suffered the most appalling altitude sickness. This picture rather shows me at my lowest

Even the Textiliste was concerned.

Last time we had just caught the Altiplano train to Cusco from where we intended on visiting Manchu Pichu, the expected highlight of the trip.

Train journeys in Peru proved to be eccentric and unnerving but they were nothing compared to a taxi ride and an internal flight. The flight will feature next time but the taxi ride was, well, barely credible. As you will soon see.

First however let’s take a walk around Cusco. This is a real Inca town that has had Catholicism and a Spanish style grafted on the top. Buildings show how the locals understood…

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