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Cusco, muy bonito May 17, 2007

Posted by Jason in culture, Peru, South America.
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Yet again, time to move on, far earlier than we would want.  We have been staying in and around Cusco for a while now, learning spanish (well trying to!), seeing the archaeological sites, walking the Inca Trail, visiting Manu national park and generally lapping up the atmosphere.

Unbelievably, this is a second visit for both of us having been here last year as well.  We are incredibly lucky, yet there is still so much to experience here.

Tipon, argicultural terraces      Machu Picchu      Jason and Cheryl at Sacsayhuaman

Cusco is a wonderful city, incredibly picturesque and with a great atmosphere.  We are very sad to leave, however, pastures new await again in northern Peru.

Our last foray into the history of the Incas came with our visit to Tipon, a village outside of Cusco to the south east.  The delight of this site is that not many people go there and the site is not crowded at all.

The beautiful village of Ollantaytambo and the Inca Ruins in the background

Obviously not on the scale of Machu Picchu, it is nevertheless a large Inca site only partially uncovered by the archaeologists.

The site has enormous agricultural terraces and an elaborate irrigation system that is partially still working today.  It is very picturesque.

Tipon, irrigation system, Inca site

Just another wonderful archaeological site to add to the many on the travellers list.

Whether it is Sacsayhuaman, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu or Tipon, you cannot fail to be impressed by the grandeur of the ruins here.

The mountains, archaeological sites, colonial architecture mixed with Inca buildings and the atmosphere of Cusco itself are a wonder.  Our experience of the “Inca Trail” was awesome and the Jungle in Manu was a wonderful experience.

Maybe we will be back some day, I hope so. 

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