Part 12: Exploring Cusco’s Countryside

Part 1: Getting to the Sacred Valley is Not Easy
Part 2: The Most Awesome Hotel Ever
Part 3: When in Urubamba…
Part 4: A Town Called Olly
Part 5: Can You Pass the Salt?
Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu
Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu)
Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues
Part 9: Hats Galore in Pisac (and other things)
Part 10: Cusco: The Highs and Lows
Part 11: 10 Things You Can Buy at Cusco’s San Pedro Market

You know you’re obsessed with photography when you hire a driver to take you on a photography trip. But that is exactly how we spent our last day in Cusco. We hired a taxi to take us to Chincheros and the surrounding countryside in the Sacred Valley simply to take pictures. The driver’s English was severely limited and our Spanish was not much better, but we communicated simply by saying “Photo!” every time we wanted him to pull over to the side so we could snap away.

Most tourists visit Chincheros to see the town’s ancient ruins, but when we tried to visit, we were informed that we could only enter by purchasing the costly tourist ticket that includes many sites in the region. Since we had already been to many of those sites and were off to Puno that afternoon, we shrugged our shoulders and told our driver, “more photos!”

The views were truly beautiful, and I literally took over 1,000 pictures in the span of two hours. So don’t say I didn’t warn you…

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The dynamic duo!

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4 thoughts on “Part 12: Exploring Cusco’s Countryside

  1. […] Part 1: Getting to the Sacred Valley is Not Easy Part 2: The Most Awesome Hotel Ever Part 3: When in Urubamba… Part 4: A Town Called Olly Part 5: Can You Pass the Salt? Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu) Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues Part 9: Hats Galore in Pisac (and other things) Part 10: Cusco: The Highs and Lows Part 11: 10 Things You Can Buy at Cusco’s San Pedro Market Part 12: Exploring Cusco’s Countryside […]

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