After waking up at our adorable boutique hotel Casa San Blas Boutique, we walked up the hill with our guide to the Plazoleta de San Blas where we had our very first lunch in-country. It was Holy Thursday at the time, so the churches were packed with people as schools and officers were closed.
|Iglesia de San Blas|
After the church, we walked down to the main Plaza de Armas, to see the beautiful square and its churches and university.
|Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, the Jesuit Church|
We walked from there to the busy Mercado Central de San Pedro, a bustling market where you can get fresh foods and other eats. It was as packed with locals more than tourists, doing their daily market shopping. It was awesome to see the piles of caviar, meats, and special Easter pastries.
|Walking towards the market|
|Iglesia de San Pedro, near the market|
|Mercado Central de San Pedro|
I must mention how safe I felt in Cusco. I did wear my camera around my neck and my bag slung in front of me in the crowded areas. We saw lots of policemen around, and even a soccer "parade" of fans marching through with security to help them cross safely. It was so culturally rich, and the restaurants were tasty to boot. We really enjoyed the city, and I would have spent another day there if I could.
|Catedral at Night|