Chilly mountain air and a warm Andean welcome.
Nosh on some traditional aji de gallina and wash it all down with some Inca Cola at Los Candiles Restaurant in central Cusco before exploring all that this gorgeous mountain city has to offer. In the evening, weave your way through the maze of cobblestone streets that overflow with people out for a good deal with the local vendors. Don't forget a hat made from alpaca wool--it will keep you cool once the sun goes down--and an artists' rendition of the cityscape tightly rolled into a cardboard tube for easy transport back home. Watching the tourists walking alongside the locals was quite a site to see and many were all too eager for a photograph and some soles (Peruvian currency) in return. Charming, captivating, and unforgettable, Cusco is a place I'd gladly return.
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