As this is my third stay in Peru – in Cusco – I am sometimes tempted to think that I’ve seen and done it all. This is, of course, far from the truth. When my sister and brother-in-law decided to come visit me, I got the chance to explore several famous sites in the surroundings of Cusco with them for the first time, such as the day we spent in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, just outside of the beautiful city of Cusco. We took our time and lots of pictures, and got to explore Ollantaytambo, the Salinas, Moray, Chinchero and many miles of spectacular scenery in between.
One of our nicest days started in Cusco where we took a combi (a mini-van) from Puento Rosario, in Cusco. As it was a holiday, seats weren’t easy to find, but we were soon on our way out of the city toward the steep hillsides and incredible views of the Sacred Valley. (more…)