Wednesday, May 19, 2010
After sleeping overnight in the Lima Airport and a 5 am flight into Cusco, everyone should hold a baby lamb! Welcome to Cusco!
Que bonita. At 11,200 ft you can really feel the alt alt altitude. Every hotel offers coca tea to help with the adjustment. Coca tea is delicious. Chewing coca leaf...mmm...not so much.
Plaza de Armas. Cusco is derived from the Quechua word Qusqu. Quechua is a completly phonetic language, and Qusqu sounds like two rocks slowly rubbed against each other.
Half Incan, half spanish. This city is amazing. It was also chilly. Note my baby alpaca get up!
I ate one million times better in Peru. Quinoa tabouli..YES PLEASE!
Palta rellena-stuffed avacado. Here continues my love affair with mayonesa!
There was also a little sampling of the local fare-Cuy!
Which turns into this. Not GF. I had to live vicariously through this one, as can you...
A little protein before hitting the inca trail!