Day two: Cusco
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We met our friends who just flew in from New York and we took an early flight to Cusco. We stayed there for the night at Hostal Corihuasi. We had it reserved earlier. This was our second and last place we had reserved in advance. It was very close to the Plaza de Armas (every main square in Peru is called Plaza de Armas), and high up so we could see almost entire Cusco from the hostel. We were greeted by very nice staff and a Coca tea. Supposed to make you feel better at high altitudes. Did not work for my boyfriend and my two friends, however I felt just fine. I think I was just very excited about the place. Cusco was just gorgeous! We bought a ticket that gets you into few historical places in Cusco. We did not use the whole package deal, however it was still worth paying the discounted price.
Walking around the city, we saw a group of children with the cutest animals. We took some pictures with them of course expecting they will want some money from us. There was so many children, that we gave out all our change to them omitting one girl. She would follow us for about half a mile (literally) making a scene and at the end cussed at us in english. I guess they learned that, as they have to use it a lot! hehe.
We also looked around on how we can get to Aguas Calientes for the next day.