Sending everyone love and few postcards from Cusco, Peru!
After spending a month exploring beautiful Peru, this country started to feel like home to me now. Not only I get more comfortable walking around on my own, but I also made new friends, picked up new habits and even learn new Spanish words every day. I arrived in Cusco a while ago and absolutely in love with the city I decided to stay longer and simply take my time enjoying my last days in Peru.
There are so many things you can do in Cusco. From a day trip to Salineras de Maras, Chinchero, the Sacred Valley, Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain to of course Machu Picchu. If you have extra time and craving for adventures, you can go trekking for few days exploring the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek and many more. Unfortunately I had to skip trekking all the way to Machu Piccu this time because honestly I wasn’t prepared and I don’t have any hiking gear with me. But I’d take that as an excuse to come back to Peru. In Cusco town itself there are bunch of museums and other places you should visit like Plaza de Armas, my favourite San Blas, market, etc. Trust me even one week in Cusco isn’t enough.
This country has been nothing short of amazing from day one. I am extremely grateful to visit and experience so many wonderful things I never thought I could in my life. Everywhere you go in Peru, you’d feel the love, kindness and magic. The other day I was just sitting at the hotel lobby and my security guard suddenly came up to me with a cup of warm eucalyptus. He said eucalyptus is good to keep me warm especially during winter like this. A simple act of kindness that never fails to make me smile and grateful. Being alone in a foreign country is not always easy, but I’m glad I always meet good people. From travelers I met on the bus, to people I went trekking with, hotel staff who made my bed and waitress at Creperia La Bo’m who greet me with smile and know my favourite crepe, all I can say is Peru has stolen my heart and I know one day I’m gonna come back. It feels like as if life taking care of me, but also I do believe good people attract good people and a little kindness does go a long way.
In the past 30 days exploring Peru I’ve grown stronger, better…in ways I couldn’t even explain. I did Colca Canyon trekking, I pushed myself to keep going until the top of Rainbow Mountain even though it was sooo damn hard to breathe. I eventually made it to Machu Picchu after almost 12 months on the road. It’s amazing how magical things happen when you step out of your comfort zone. And sometimes growth can be as simple as learn new language, be brave to say hi to new people and open up conversation, and do hard things like trekking or anything that is completely new or out of your comfort zone. To love and live without fear.
Where to eat?
Cicciolina ( Peruvian & international ), La Bodega 138 ( Italian ), Creperia La Bo’m ( Crepe ), Kintaro ( Japanese )
Museu Del Cafe, Creperia La Bo’m
Where to stay?