Transitioning To Peru

Written By Saffron

We said “chao” to Ecuador and proceeded to miss our connecting flight from Lima to Cusco. The six hours of waiting in the Lima airport for the next flight to Cusco made our arrival to the inkan sun city all the more exciting. We have been in this bustling city for four days now. We arrived on halloween night and the streets were teeming with people, music and an assortment of food!

We woke up the next morning to a city of terracotta roofs, grand plazas and spanish colonial architecture. We have been exploring the narrow cobblestone streets, the lively central market, learning about inkan culture, spirituality, philosophy and astrology as well as indulging in Peru’s distinct cuisine.

We also had the pleasure of celebrating both Meredith and Daniels birthday this week making our first days in Peru all the more festive.

We visited two sacred sites, Casa del Sol y Sacsayhuaman. Tomorrow we head to the Sacred Valley for our final week of Spanish classes.

Hasta Pronto Cusco!

Rock stairs, great views and the high altitude took our breath away.
Happy birthday Meredith.
Daniel emulating am Inkan King at Sacsayhuaman ruins in Cusco on his birthday.
Ava and Krysia wandering through the massive rocks at Sacsayhuaman ruins.
Grace and Saffron treating themselves to some delicious bebidas overlooking Plaza del Armas in Cusco.