Tbt: Old Peru

Hope you’re enjoying Fall. This has always been my favorite time of year. I do miss the extreme colors in the east here in northwest Arizona. One of these days, we’re going to make it back to New England for the glories of October.

Here’s a colonial home in Cuzco. Cuzco today is the bustling tourist city high in the Andes (3,400 m 11,200 ft) where many catch the train to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. We always head immediately lower to Pisaq (2,972 m 9,751 ft), where we can adjust to the altitude a little less drastically. If one is going to Machu Picchu, Aguascalientes (2,040 m 6,690 ft) is the closest town with accommodations and is also the lowest elevation. It’s also where the train station is, so the easiest thing to do is fly to Cuzco, take the train to Machu Picchu (the same day if you can) & then slowly work your way back up the valley to Cuzco. After a few days, most will feel somewhat “recovered” from the altitude & can better enjoy the marvels of Cuzco without huffing and puffing.

Colonial house Cuzco, Peru (Via Cardcow)