I spent my spring break hiking the Inca trail in Peru. Before beginning the hike, we spent two days in the lovely city of Cusco. Situated at an altitude of 3400 mts (11,200 ft), Cusco is a good place to acclimatise before beginning the hike that keeps you above 10,000 ft for the most part.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Cusco is a great place to spend a few days. A tiny city, the best way to explore Cusco is on foot. I spent most of my time walking along its cobblestone streets, enjoying the quaint charm of the city. Cusco was also the historic capital of the Inca empire, you will therefore find a lot of history and culture permeating through the city.
Ceviche (a seafood dish) and Pisco Sours (a local cocktail) are must-haves while in Cusco, not to mention experiencing the night life that the city is famous for. I personally liked the nightclubs Mama Africa and Inca Team the most, both located in Plaza de Armas.
Here are some of my photographs from my stay in Cusco. Hopefully they will inspire you enough to pay the city a visit yourself!