Around Cusco, Peru

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Cusco is the historical center of Peru. It's the most visited city in Peru because it's the home base for Machu Picchu and lots of other surrounding ruins.

I don't know what I was expecting, but I wasn't expecting terracotta roofs and white walls, connected by steep, narrow streets of endless stairs. We spent one day soaking it in, walking around with our cameras, talking about what we wanted to do in Peru. 

When we flew in during the afternoon, we were surprised by the mild temperatures. It was winter in South America, and we were afraid it'd be colder. When we stepped outside the following morning, the freezing temperatures took our breath away. Now we understood why the locals, particularly the women, were wearing so many layers. For the rest of the trip, we couldn't shake the cold feeling. Not one of us had packed a proper winter jacket. 

The next day we hired a driver and got out of the city to see some sights. That's coming in the next post.

- Julia


31 comments :

  1. Beautiful pictures!
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

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  2. I just can't get over how gorgeous all your photos are! Seriously stunning!!! You make me want to board a plane to Peru right now!

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    1. They make me want to board a plane and do it all over again. :)

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  3. I love all your pictures. You have a gift for taking amazing pictures. www.eatallovertheworld.com

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  4. I never realized how absolutely beautiful the buildings were in Peru, especially with the beautiful backdrop! What stunning nature.

    Rae | love from berlin

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  5. These photos are beautiful! I adored Cusco :)

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  6. Woah. The tones in these photos are gorrrrrrrrgeous! I am just so in love with the photos you both take.

    http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

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  7. These are just absolutely gorgeous! Peru is so high on my list of places I want to visit.

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  8. lovely city. the colors are so alive and warm

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  9. Hey, i just found your site and love your photography! Are you using any filter to get this look? You really get the south american lifestyle in your pictures! =)

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    1. Hi Beatriz. We use VSCO film + Lightroom to process our photos. Thank you! Happy you're here.

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  10. Hey! I've just met your site and love your photography. Are you using any filter in this pictures? You really got the south american lifestyle! =)

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  11. Cuzco looks so dreamy! Am in love with your photography!

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  12. Hi Julia&Yuriy,
    i've been waiting for your SouthAmerica posts. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

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  13. i am soooo jealous.. i want to see peru sooo badly!!

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  14. Lovely post and wonderful photography. We're following along on your travels to prepare for our upcoming trip to Peru! Do you recommend the accommodations you stayed at in Cusco?

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  15. Just came across your site! Really amazing pictures and story. May I ask how you were able to travel for 6 months for your honeymoon? That would literally be my dream come true!
    http://inspirationindulgence.com

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  16. Beautiful colors guys. I am a humanitarian worker and I love photographying my journeys for blogging purposes but I'm still just learning. I've learned so much about composition and colour from regularly reading your blog over the last few months - very inspiring, please keep it up!

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  17. Beautiful colors guys. I am a humanitarian worker and I love photographying my journeys for blogging purposes but I'm still just learning. I've learned so much about composition and colour from regularly reading your blog over the last few months - very inspiring, please keep it up!

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  18. The amount of traveling you do is amazing. I hope that I can travel as much when I grow up. x

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  19. Absolutely love these images. Seriously amazing photography :D
    Jake
    www.travelfoodfilm.com

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  20. Love these photos. I went to Cuzco 15 years ago and these brought back so many memories. It's such a beautiful country!

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  21. Gracias Julia y Yuriy ,por compartir esas bellas fotos de mi tierra Cusco ,les deseo todo lo mejor de éste mundo

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  22. Gracias Julia y Yuriy ,por compartir tan bellas fotos en mi bella tierra de Cusco,quiero desearles todo lo mejor de éste mundo chicos ,un beso grande desde Argentina !!!

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  23. Gracias Julia y Yuriy por compartir las bellas fotos de mi tierra Cusco, les deseo todo lo mejor de éste mundo . Un abrazo desde Argentina.

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  24. stunning photos.
    I wish I could do Colombia justice but my photos aren't that great yet... YET!

    much love from paris,
    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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  25. The pictures are so amazing, every place looks like a dream!

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