■ PERU, CUSCO; After Bolivia I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Peru. But given the high rates for hotels I did suspect Peru to be far more developed and better at setting their cities up for tourism. Once I got past a ridiculously inefficient immigration system, my initial thoughts were confirmed.
Peru, or at least Cusco, is lightyears ahead when it comes to development of its tourism sector compared to her neighbor to the east. Given the proximity of this city to one of the world’s most sought after tourist attractions, Machu Pichu, that should come as no surprise but still I didn’t expect Peruvians and the architecture of Cusco to be as pleasant as they both are.
So after finding a taxi and something to eat it was time to check-in to my hotel. Even hostels were quite pricey when I checked on Booking.com so I knew that a hotel room even in the $60+ category wouldn’t mean much. I therefore opted for a boutique hotel at just under $70. But was it worth it?