Cusco ☼ The Last South American Hurrah!

Many know Cusco as the gateway to Machu Picchu, but it really is so much more. I’ve been here for 4 days and it has quickly become my favorite place we have visited so far.

What I Love Already:

  • The sunshine ☼
  • The food
  • How many people speak English
  • Our very own workspace
  • How fast the Wifi is
  • Plaza de Armas
  • My cute accommodations

Sunshine:

The sun shines here daily. After being in La Paz for the month, I almost forgot the amazing feeling of the sun on your skin. However, the weather is extremely drastic. Although beautiful and sunny during the days, the nights can drop to the 30s.

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The Food:

The food scene in Peru in generally known to be some of the best in the world. From ceviche, to Chinese and Japanese influences, you cannot go wrong. They also have an emerging craft beer scene, which I am all too happy to check out.

English Speakers:

Because of Machu Picchu, Cusco attracts a ton of tourists. We have yet to be in a truly touristy city and I honestly don’t mind it. Although there are people trying to sell you things everywhere you go, there is something to be said about having a conversation in your native language. Even when I try to have a conversation in Spanish they speak back to me in English. Welp, that’s what I get for being a gringo.

Our Workspace & Wifi:

This month we have a pop-up workspace! This means that it is just for Remote year to use so we had free reign over the design. And by we, I mean Remote Year staff (thanks Will)! The wifi is working at lightning speed, a grateful improvement after last month.

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Plaza de Armas:

The main square in the center of Cusco. It is surrounded by benches where people gather to read or just hang out. I personally can’t wait to take a book and go vege out on one of the benches, letting the sun beat down on me.

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My Accommodations:

This month I am living in the top rated B&B in the San Blas area. My room happens to be called the ‘Margarita’ room, so I’m pretty sure they put me in the right place. There are only 14 of us which makes for a month of getting to know each other even better. We even have some cute secret gardens around the property.

Things to Look Forward To:

  • Allison coming to visit
  • Eating so much more Peruvian food
  • Hiking Machu Picchu
  • A weekend of community service and white water rafting!
  • Our last few weeks in South America ♥♥♥

 

 

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