Day Fifty Two (25th Oct) – Cuzco

27 10 2010

Peru is incredibly touristy, or at least the south is proving to be. It seems that travellers and holiday makers visit most or all of Lima, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Huancayo or Nazca, choosing either a clockwise or anticlockwise route. Such is the popularity of these destinations, it is referred to as the ‘Gringo Trail’. Any half attentive reader of this blog will recognise all but one of these places, therefore making what I’m about to say incredibly hypocritical… I loathe seeing the same people over and over again at these ‘must see’ tourist sites. We are starting to feel like cattle, being moved from one cultural grazing site to another.

We boarded the 7am bus that would take us from Puno to Cuzco, stopping at Pucara, Tipon and Andahuaylillas. Upon boarding the bus we immediately noticed the demographics of those onboard…very mature! Had we somehow joined an OAP’s day out? So Jen, I and twenty something coffin dodgers set off on our ten hour trip. The only thing missing was Cliff Richard on the PA and the smell of Fisherman’s friends…

Inca Ruin at Tipon

Gateway to the Inca Kingdom

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