After my nap, I was still tired. This altitude is rough, but it was time to go out and see the city.
I stayed a little ways away from the Plaza de Armas. I was close to the Plaza de San Francisco at a hotel called Andean Wings.
It is fantastic. The lobby is beautiful and I wanted to just sit in there for hours, but there was too much to see and too little time to do it. So, off I went. One last shot of my hotel lobby.
I was starving at this point so I got some food at my hotel because they accepted USD and I haven’t had a chance to go exchange for Peruvian Soles yet. I got a simple meal…because I understood what Pollo y Quinoa was, oh, and I ordered a Pisco Sour, the national drink of Peru.
And they gave me a complimentary Cheesecake…my favorite kind of cake!
And the Pisco Sour – Peru’s National Drink (or so they said).
It was so wonderfully tasty. It’s made with egg white, which is irregular, but it was great tasting, and I’m totally going to have another before I leave the country.
By this point, it was getting dark outside, so I just stuck around the tourists areas.
La Catedral in the Plaza de Armos – Cusco, Peru.
It gets cold at night, so I bought a hand sewn Alpaca Wool Beanie from a street vendor. It costed me 5 Peruvian Soles (about $1.70 USD). It wasn’t until I took the selfie that I realized I was walking around with it on backwards…hence the look on my face.
I walked around a bit more and found some really cool sites to check out tomorrow. But night shots are so cool too.
And here is just a random side street with the old Inca rocks and newish Spanish buildings.
And then I went back to my hotel for the night. It looks moderately unnappealing from the outside, but, as you can see from the other photos, the inside is just spectacular.