An Imperial City in Peru

The month of September holds many firsts. One being my first trip to a Spanish speaking country outside of my families native Puerto Rico, and the other being my first time to South America.  

The Andes Mountains, Peru  

The Andes Mountains, Peru  

Every place in this world hold their own specific traditions that make them unique as the language they speak. Even if they share the same language as you, their way of expression always differs to fit their unique culture and way of life.

Rooftops in the Imperial City of The Incas, the city of Cusco.

Rooftops in the Imperial City of The Incas, the city of Cusco.

This 8 hour and 3,635 mile flight to South America has bitten me with the travel bug, and my need to see more of this world has started to grow. I have yet to see much of this South American country. I kept my first Peruvian visit strictly to its imperial city of Cusco, and ruins of Machu Picchu.

Side streets of Cusco in the light mountain rain.

Side streets of Cusco in the light mountain rain.

Woman next to her market stand takes shelter from the sudden hail storm that has come over the city of Cusco, Peru.

Woman next to her market stand takes shelter from the sudden hail storm that has come over the city of Cusco, Peru.

Peruvian man paints a religious portrait of Jesus in Cusco, Peru. 

Peruvian man paints a religious portrait of Jesus in Cusco, Peru. 

With my return back home to New York approaching and ending my discovery of Peru, I feel a wave of sadness approaching. A feeling knowing I will have to wait to start another adventure, I just need to pick the place. 

View of the Plaza De Armas of Cusco from the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. 

View of the Plaza De Armas of Cusco from the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. 

Aboard the Peru Rail en route to Agua Calientes, Machu Picchu. 

Aboard the Peru Rail en route to Agua Calientes, Machu Picchu. 

Arriving at the town of Agua Calientes, where we rested before making our way to Machu Picchu. 

Arriving at the town of Agua Calientes, where we rested before making our way to Machu Picchu. 

Sitting nestled on top of the mountains lies the crown of the Incan land, Machu Picchu.

Sitting nestled on top of the mountains lies the crown of the Incan land, Machu Picchu.

View from the ruins in Machu Pichu. 

View from the ruins in Machu Pichu. 

View of the mountain and ruins of Hiayna Picchu in the background.

View of the mountain and ruins of Hiayna Picchu in the background.