We arrived in Cusco at about 11 yesteray morning, and felt very tired after walking down a few streets. This may just be because we´re really unhealthy but for now we´ll blame it on the altitude. I´m not sure how high up we are, but we were climbing mountains for hours on the bus-we were level with the clouds for some of he journey! We thought it would be cold here because of the altitude, but yesterday was boiling! We had a little wander into the main square and down a few streets, and it´s really quite a pretty place-there are lots of cobbeldy streets and cafes and churches. It´s a bit bizarre though-every few yards there are tourist companies/massage parlours/restaurants trying to get your attention, and all of the taxis beep at you when they go past, which we´ve now realised is their own special way of asking you if you need a lift. But possibly the best thing of all-there are lots of chinese restaurants!!!!!!!!!
We´ve booked train tickets to go and see Machu Pichu tomorrow (we didn´t fancy the 5 day trek!) which is meant to be amazing, and then on the 15th we´re taking a night bus to arrive in Puno on the 16th to see Lago Titicaca, and on the 17th we´re heading to La Paz in Bolivia to see the salt flats.
Aunit Julie I can´t remember your e-mail address! But the best place so far I think has to be either Mendoza or Rio, i suppose beacuse they were both quite action-packed visits! It´s very cheap here to eat out-we´ve gone out for lunch most days since Mendoza and I don´t think we´ve ever payed more than 10 pounds for both of us, and that sometimes includes wine and puddings, and the portions are very big! In Argentina the steaks were amazing and normally not more than 5 pounds, and the wine was normally cheaper then the soft drinks! I think i can speak for both of us when i say we dread going back to work! It´s so nice to lie-in and go for lunch when we want and have no time restraints! I think I could get used to it all too easily!