Peru at last! Cuzco to Ollantaytambo

After a long night and a frenzied dash through the Lima airport we finally arrived in Cusco. The poor driver had waited at the airport since 7am when we finally stumbled out after collecting our baggage at 11:30.

flags in Cuzco

flags in Cuzco

Sacred Valley, Peru

Sacred Valley, Peru

Urubamba River

Urubamba River

Motor Taxis in Urubamba

Motor Taxis in Urubamba

It took us about 1:45 to make our way down the Sacred Valley from Cusco to Ollantaytambo where we are staying. Cusco reminded us of our arrival in Naples, Italy a few years back with its chaotic traffic.
Ollantaytambo has a timeless feeling that I really enjoy. Minus the tourists it seems to have changed little in 500 years. We quickly settled in and had a great lunch near the historic Inca fortress and then spent the rest of the afternoon walking around town.

Bell tower in Ollantaytambo

Bell tower in Ollantaytambo

Colorful clothes in Ollantaytambo

Colorful clothes in Ollantaytambo

Inca stonework in Ollantaytambo

Inca stonework in Ollantaytambo

Plaza de Armas, Ollantaytambo, Peru

Plaza de Armas, Ollantaytambo, Peru

 

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