Cusco, Peru

Cusco sits in a valley of the Andes mountains.  And while hidden between mountain ranges, it has such a striking presence.  With many of the structures, streets, and plazas having been around since the fifteenth century, the city is overflowing with culture and history, thus possessing an incomparable authenticity.  Street vendors fill the city plazas and sit on every corner selling fresh watermelon or coconut milk, tamales or roasted guinea pig (yes, we tried it!).  And many of the women can be found wearing colorful clothing representing the indigenous culture.  We even scored some Peruvian treasures of our own: this Peruvian rug that I will forever treasure, alpaca blankets, and colorful sweaters.