hi! i wanted to share some photos from our time in cuzco, peru! the entire city was so charming and colorful, and everyone was so friendly, it was hard to leave. we had initially planned on heading straight to machu picchu from lima, to help get adjusted to the elevation before spending a few days in cuzco (which has an elevation of over 11,000 feet!) but once we flew into cuzco, we found out that there was a strike happening in the area, so no trains or taxis were available for a few days because the roads were blocked with rocks. after spending a few hours at the airport trying to figure out a new itinerary for the next few days (i don’t know why it felt so complicated, but it did), we decided to stay in cuzco and book the first available train tickets to machu picchu a few days after then. this unfortunately meant that only my dad would be able to see machu picchu with us (and only for a few hours), since he was scheduled to fly home in the evening of the same day we were going to machu picchu. i’m so sad my sister wasn’t able to make it to machu picchu with us since she and jenner had to head home friday. but fortunately cuzco was its own kind of amazing, so we all had a great time exploring together.
lots more photos after the break, so click the yellow button to read more!
we found our very own granite slide thanks to our tour guide at saksaywaman, a ruin near cuzco. reminded us of the one we love in central park, although this one is definitely a little bit more dangerous! we were careful though! someone was always at the bottom to help catch!
exploring the beautiful streets of cuzco!
making friends with some of the alpaca we met on the trails! samson is desperately trying his hardest to convince us to bring one back to new york with us. haha! he wants to give him his bed in his nursery and everything. it’s so sweet how hard he fell for them. they really are so beautiful.
this stew, which my dad told me to try, was incredible.
we were able to celebrate my dad’s birthday before my sister left!
thank you to everyone on my instagram who recommended jack’s cafe! i know it’s american food, but everything was absolutely delicious.
this large field used to be a reservoir!
these sillies are mine and i love them so much. our guide said these may have been thrones.
always trying to make a new friend. ;)
by the way, for those curious about the altitude and altitude sickness, i think we got lucky that we only felt a bit light headed and out of breath the first day. i know it may sound weird, but we made sure to take advantage of the oxygen tanks at our hotel (i think most hotels in the area offer them) and made sure the kids used them several time during the day our first day. they were really helpful and we could tell a difference after using them.