From the Bolivan shores of Lake Titicaca, we crossed the border to the Puno on the Peruvian side. It didn’t really surprise me that Peruvian border control had a pole dancing video on in their office, it was more the fact that it was on at 8am. Anyway, duly ushered into our last South American country we stayed one night in Puno before heading to Cuzco. Cuzco is the biggest Incan city and the base for Machu Picchu and other Incan delights.
We got the tourist bus to Cuzco, which stopped at various sites of Incan ruins along the route.
In Cuzco we met our friend Alastair, who was joining us for the Peruvian leg of our trip.
Cuzco is a very attractive cobbled city with lots of Incan and colonial architecture. Plus there was the Corpus Christi festival so everything was very lively.
We spent a couple of days in Cuzco to allow Al to acclimatise to the altitude, before we started our trek along the Inca Trail – to be continued…