Tag: South America

The Churches of Cuzco

Walking the colonial streets of Cuzco, Peru one is reminded of the dominance of the Spaniards over the Incas in the early 1500’s. Being the capital of the Inca Empire, conquest of Cuzco was the triumph of the Spanish. In celebration of their success, and their determination to […]

Climbing Around Pisac Ruins

Nestled in the Sacred Valley is the ancient town of Pisac. Pisac is a favorite stop among international visitors with a vibrant market filled with textiles and other Peruvian goods for purchase. Taking the back road out of town, high on the mountain range stands the Inca ruins […]

Sliding Down Sacsayhuaman

High among the hills that overlook Cusco, Peru lies an ancient fortress named Sacsayhuaman. Commonly known to international visitors as “Sexy Woman”, this fortress was built in the early 1500’s by thousands of men within 60-years time. These ancient monoliths built in a lightening bolt pattern brings nothing […]