Daily Photo: Sunset Beach Scenes. Koh Samui, Thailand.
I’ve moaned a bit already about Machu Picchu. Not in a ‘it’s a bit rubbish’ kind of a way because it certainly is not that. What I’ve whinged about is how hard the climb there is to an unfit, chain cigar smoking first time hiker who wouldn’t normally walk the length of himself.
Why couldn’t those bastard Incas have built at sea level, I thought, as I entered yet another hour of wheezing uphill, bitching about mountains, never ending steps and healthy young Canadians.
Daily Photo: Children Playing on a Sculpture. Aguas Calientes. Peru.
Attractions all over the UK take on short term seasonal staff for a couple of weeks leading up to October 31.
Daily Photo: Railway Market. Aguas Calientes, Peru.
Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, was a celebration of the winter solstice and a way to greet the new year in the southern hemisphere. Dedicated to the sun god, Inti, the ceremony was the most important in the Incan calendar.
Cusco is notorious for pickpockets. I was easy meat in the crowd on Corpus Christi and could feel unseen hands rummaging through my pockets.
They say if you spend more than four months in Cusco then you are there for good. Australian traveller Camden Luxford was there much longer than that and talks to us about swapping the backpacker life for an expat one.
A photograph of Cusco, Peru.