When you travel long term, one question you get asked a lot is: “What is your favourite city?”
For 6 months, I never had an answer because there are so many cities worth visiting in South America.
That is, until I came to Cusco – and stayed for more than 5 weeks.
Many people will say it’s the most touristic place ever (it’s true) and shun it, but that is one of the reasons I love it there.
Touristic cities are brighter, more colourful, and usually safer. These may not seem like attractive enough reasons for you, but after being on a continent with very similar history and architecture long enough, you’ll appreciate these subtleties.
Touristic cities also have more things to do. Here are a few.