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20 reasons why you should visit Cusco

I talked all about my first impressions of the Spanish colonial city of Cusco in yesterday’s post which you can access by clicking here. Instead of filling the screen with more words, I thought I would let these 20 photos do the talking on why you should visit this royal gem of Peru.

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Have I convinced you in wanting to visit? Which photo is your favorite?

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    Emma
    September 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Great photos! It looks like a really interesting city with a lot of beauty.
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      Julie
      October 1, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Thanks Emma! I try so hard to capture some shots at neat angles instead of “here’s a church…again πŸ™‚ “. Still need to work more on it! And yes, it definitely had a mix of everything-colonial traces, modernity, and just the feel you were in some wildly different spot!

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    Jenn Turnbull
    October 1, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Beautiful photos! What’s the significance of the multi-color flag?

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      Julie
      October 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks Jenn! The multicolor flag is actually the official flag of Cusco! You will see it a lot when there. It supposedly is attributed to Inca times πŸ™‚

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