Real Life Captured #105: Cusco Peru! Part One (15 photos)

in #travel2 years ago (edited)

Hey there my Steemit friends! Cusco Peru! 3,300 meters or 11,000ft above sea level. This has to be one of the most culturally rich and historic places I've ever visited on the planet as well as highest in altitude. At one time this was the capital city of the ancient Inca. That's right, the one's famous for human sacrifice.

The walls of this ancient city were built by the Inca and the original conquistadors between 300 and 1,000 years ago. As you wander around you can't help but be amazed by the history that surrounds you. In modern times it's become one of the most touristed cities in south America and for good reason.

Besides the cold mountain weather and a touch of altitude sickness I had a great time taking in this amazing place. There was plenty to photograph including women in traditional garb with their tradition work animals, the beautiful yet often goofy looking alpaca. Now let's have a look around.

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Hola amigo,

More new adventure for you and us to see. Nice capture of the life in Peru.

Thank you brother! So glad you enjoy :)

What a picturesque town. Love the alpacas, so cute.

Yes, me too. Those animals really are something! Thanks for stopping by :)

Interesting photos @world-travel-pro. I've don't think I've ever seen any of the town before. Everyone usually posts the ruins and the trek up.

It looks surprisingly modern and clean. 😊

Exactly, I didn't even go to Mochupichu. It was big schlep, expense, and super touristy. I'm all about the Real Life! It's best seen and experienced in Cusco!

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