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Cusco, Peru

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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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awesome place

i loved everything about Cuzco and also Machu Picchu. Seeing the ruins and the people in the out lining areas was great. I took my family with me which included 3 boys under 12 and the youngest being 4. He is 6 now and whenever he sees a picture of the lost city of the Inca he always says "ï've been there"

Being at Machu Picchu really got me thinking about stuff and how there is so much to this world than the typical 9 to 5 i had come from. So i still have my 9 to 5 plus a few extra jobs to pay for more trips either back to Peru or elsewhere.

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You take can take the train from Cusco to Aguas Calient and then on to Macchu Pichu. Macchu was a little on the "touristy" side and there were too many people for me. I found Cusco and the ruins there to be enchanting though. My favorite was going up the narrow winding streets at nightime and being able to see down on the town.

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