Southern Peru is a beautiful place, and one that I would like to explore much more in depth. Lake Titicaca to Cusco, the capital city of the Incan Empire, is a scenic & significant route. Lake Titicaca is known as the birthplace of the Inca civilization, after which the people began to migrate to Cusco.

The last time I was in Cusco was almost exactly 2 years ago, and to this day it is still one of my favorite travel destination. Today I return for the second time, and am very excited for my visit. This time Andrew is with me, so it is sure to be special. Let me share some of my favorite highlights / memories of Cusco.

The main square at night. Make sure that you stay at a hotel within walking distance of the main square, because you definitely need to visit multiple times (early morning and night being the best).

Lomo Saltado. Please try the local foods, as Peru is known for its delicious (and fine cuisine). Limo Saltado is a vey famous dish in the Andean region of Peru (marinated meat and vegetables) and it is delicious.

The mountains. Everywhere you go around Cusco will take you into the valleys or the mountains. Be sure to visit both. Many people visit Machu Picchu but fail to visit all the other majestic mountains (such as Panchanta and Ausangate). Growing up in the mountains, I really appreciate the beautiful scenery in Peru.

Let’s get to Cusco already! I am excited for more adventures!

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