Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cusco, Peru - March 15

The day was spent catching up on the blog, and wandering Cusco's Centro Historico.  Cusco is an ancient city originally built by the Inca, and subsequently rebuilt by the Spanish following the conquest.  Many of the Incan walls were preserved as the Spanish simply built on top of them.
Incan walls are renowned for there precise but irregularly cut stone, dry fit without mortar.
The streets of Cusco are narrow, steep, and cobbled with  avariety of different stone.
We ate lunch on the balcony at the Norton Rats Pub (famous amongst the motorcycle community), located on the Plaza des Armes,
The location allowed for some people watching in the afternoon sun.
Tomorrow we are on the road again to Abancay.

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