|Plaza de Armas, Cusco|
So Cuzco is a very popular spot for tourists to make their base and acclimatise before visiting Machu Picchu. We opted to stay in the less elevated location of Ollantaytambo but we did spend one night in this popular location while heading back to Lima. Driving through the city itself is a bit depressing since it boasts very narrow streets, broken down vehicles, some very shady looking establishments and an endless number of wild, ravenous looking dogs scavenging their next meal among the copious piles of garbage and refuse lying on the side of the road. There seems to be a shocking lack of garbage control in this particular city and the smell could be a little powerful.
|Plenty of garbage and stray dogs.|
|Bought the SIM card here.|
|Sent me here to have SIM activated.|
|Loreto Boutique reception.|
|Church of the Society of Jesus, Cusco|
|View of Plaza de Armas at night.|
To sum up, I would only recommend staying in Cuzco for a night and definitely head on to more comfortable locales as soon as possible!
A couple of videos just to get the feel of the place!