22 August 2017

CUZCO, IN THE WAKE OF THE INCAS

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Exploring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire was my definitely on my bucket list. What I could have never imagined was the damage that the altitude was going to do with me during the first two days of travel. How crazy! I had already been in places even higher than Cuzco and had never felt this bad, but in Cuzco it was difficult. Upon arriving to the city, I felt so good in the early hours that I thought it would an easy few days in 3444 meters of altitude. Sweet illusion. After a few hours, the world began to spin. I had nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, chills and even with much sleep, could not sleep at all. A very strange feeling. I drank gallons of coca tea and nothing helped. Terrible. On the third day, dreadful, I went to a pharmacy and bought some indicated pills by the employee to balance the bad symptoms of the altitude. Holy remedy, I survived! And only then, I managed to explore the inca legacy left in the Peruvian region declared heritage of humanity by UNESCO since 1983.

The Inca Empire had a lot of power from 1200 to 1500 A.D. They had a huge territory which went from Argentina to Ecuador. They had a sacred king, considered the son of the sun. In total, the Inca empire had 13 kings. The title was always passed from father to son. They left a great legacy that can be seen in Cuzco, Ollantayytambo, Saqsaywuaman and Machu Picchu.

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CUZCO, NO RASTRO DOS INCAS camila coelho blog6

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The heart of Cuzco is the Plaza de Armas. The churches and other buildings that were built on the ruins of old palaces and incas temples. Since the time of the Spanish invasion almost everything was put below, only the stone foundations were left standing which are resistant to earthquakes that happen eventually. This blend of inca-hispanic is the trademark of the architecture of Cuzco. Also be sure to visit San Blas, the neighborhood of artisans, with its narrow streets and stairways; the Santo Domingo convent built on the Temple school dedicated to the Sun god; the Koricancha museum which has inca objects found in excavations and including a mummy; the Archbishop’s Palace built on an inca palace. Away from the center,  include the archaeological complexes of Saqsaywuaman, Q’enqo and Pukapukara to your roadmap.

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CUZCO, NO RASTRO DOS INCAS camila coelho blog6

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Claudia Liechavicius





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gravatar shirly zor
1
22 de August de 2017 às 8:55 pm

i want to win the giveaway!!! please!
when will you come to israel?

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25 de August de 2017 às 9:51 am

@shirly zor, :)

gravatar Shirly
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25 de August de 2017 às 1:25 pm

@Claudia Liechavicius,
Hi claudia
Did i win???

gravatar Alessandro
4
23 de August de 2017 às 10:37 am

Olá, meu nome é Alessandro e gostaria de pedir uma grande ajuda! Conheço uma pessoa que gosto muito dela e desde de que a conheci ela é sua fã. Enfim, ela criou um blog parecido com o seu, mas como milhares acabou ficando de lado pois ela não tinha muito tempo para tocar e como eram poucos acessos também faltou um pouco de motivação…

O que quero pedir não é divulgação através do seu nome nem nada assim… é que seria muito especial para ela receber uma mensagem sua de motivação ou algo assim, pode ser por e-mail, sms, sinal de fumaça, sei la… só sei que isso deixaria ela muito feliz e é tudo que quero.

Caso leia essa mensagem, ou sua equipe, por favor, me mande um email que passo o contato dela.

Desde já agradeço muito!

gravatar Tania Silva
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23 de August de 2017 às 7:27 pm

Oi,Claudia!
Sei que o Peru e suas cidades,São lindas,coloridas,mas,acho que ficaria pior do que vc nessa altitude toda. Mas, sei que as cidades são lindas. Beijos.

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25 de August de 2017 às 9:51 am

@Tania Silva, A altitude me castigou nos dois primeiros dias. Mas, depois fiquei bem e deu tudo certo. O Peru é um país cheio de personalidade. E a culinária é dos deuses. Beijo

gravatar Thais
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29 de August de 2017 às 5:07 pm

Maravilhosa!

gravatar Franci Pacheco
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13 de October de 2017 às 7:22 pm

acho o Peru lindo

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