Arriving in Cusco

29 October 2007
6:37 PM


The road from Lima to Cusco takes 20 hours in bus. Well, only 19 hours, 57 minutes, but the numbness in our legs told me to round up.

Road to Cusco

It’s the rainy season, but the frequent drizzles and fog seem to wrap the city in a mythical myst. It fits: we’re in the heart of the Incan Empire.

Foggy Plaza de armas

While Roy and I were eating lunch it started to rain, for maybe the twelfth time today. I commented that there must be a rainbow somewhere. When we stepped out into the plaza de armas, he pointed it out.

Rainbow at Plaza de Armas


Watch out for Cusco’s poison!!!

Hey Ryan, Cool photos! I am writing from an iPhone a the apple store.


Watch out for Cusco’s poison!!!

Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco, the poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco, Kuzco’s poison. That poison?

If you’re wondering where the reference is from, it’s a quote from The Emperor’s New Groove, which is probably the best movie Disney has made in the last 10 years or so. Interestingly, it was also one of the least promoted Disney movies. It takes place in the Andes, and I’d love to watch it again to see what kind of detail they incorporated from Peru.

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