Walking through the main plaza of Cuzco you’ll see ancient Incan architecture at the base of modern tourist hotels next to tacky souvenir shops. The unavoidable city in Peru is crowded with tourists just about year round and yet the culture of its Incan past shows through the tourists and their cameras.
Explore Incan ruins, then head to a casino, and then admire local pottery and hand-made jewellery followed by a meal of American fast food.
You can’t escape the past of Incan rulers and Spanish conquistadors who once ruled over the land, however modernization is never far from sight.
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There's more to Cusco than having the nearest airport to Machu Picchu. This city is the ancient capital of the Incas, and you don't have to stray far to see their treasures.
For the ancient Incas Cusco was the centre of the world – which is why they called it the 'belly button' – for the Spanish conquistadors it was the 'City of Gold', but for most modern visitors it represents the 'Gateway to Machu Picchu'. Cusco deserv
There are many ways to journey to Machu Picchu. You can catch the Hiram Bingham train all the way, walk along the railway tracks in a day and catch the bus up the hill, ride horses in via the Sacred Valley, arrive via helicopter, spend weeks trekking in
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