This vibrant city has a lot more to offer than just waiting for your train or bus to Machu Picchu.
Explore the Plaza de Armas, the fascinating Inca Museum “Qorikancha”, the old town centre with markets, small streets, traditional food and pre-Colombian atmosphere. I walked up to “Christo Blanco” from where you have a stunning view over the city.
As a backpacker, low at budget I caught the cheapest bus to Machu Picchu town I could get, met wonderful people and drove into the most massive snow storm in 5,300 metres height I could imagine.
After a few days I came back to spend even more time there and this is when this shot of the central plaza (plaza de armas) was taken. It reminds me on the cool days I had with the people I met in the bus to Machu Picchu. We went to some cool bars and insider restaurants, shopped alternative handmade souvenirs and took us time to experience the local life.
With Leigh and Zoe, a British couple, I travelled the whole way through Bolivia until we had to say goodbye at the Chilean Border.