Cuzco was one the centers of the Inka empire. The town itself is however Spanish colonial style. If you want to see Inka leftovers you need to go outside of town to the nearby Sacred Valley. But that is another story since we only got to Cuzco on the first possible flight which left Lima at 5:45. We had to be at the airport even two hours earlier. This is no way to treat a travelpig. I almost refused to hop in the backpack this morning!
But now we are here at an altitude of 3,300 meters. No problem for a mountaineer pig like me. You know I've already climbed to 5,000 meters so I laugh at this altitude! Eeeeyak!
Our first duty was to book our 4 day Inka trail. Local regulations require you to to it 3 days in advance and if you do it before 10 a.m. the current day still counts full. We managed to do it and will go on the trail on Monday.
In the internet cafe we met three nice English travellers. Of course, I enjoyed the company of my country mates. I tell you: Traveling with a German is a mess so I scheduled a pub visit with my British buddies for the same night. I heard that the altitude makes you drunk quicker so I will float my piggy stomach with some serious milliliters of Guiness tonight!
Cheers and toodaloo,