Well we arrived in Cusco over a week ago, very excited about seeing Macchu Picchu and looking around the gorgeous city. Our plans to date in Cusco havent really gone as we have hoped.
We have been able to get off the tourist trail at last - a trip to a peruvian hospital!! Great! Well firstly I got sick for a couple of days and then Rob decided to go one better and get Salmonella poisoning! We have been so carefull with what we have eaten in Bolivia and Peru and even stayed away from the tempting roasted guinea pig (much to my disaapointment). Somehow Rob managed to pick up Salmonella poisoning, probably from Bolivia! Therefore 24 hours on a drip in "Clinica Pardo" was where we ended up. Thankgod for insurance!
Thankfully Rob is on recovery and our antibiotics are working a treat. We are very much looking forward to feeling normal again and enjoying food, cant wait to cook our own food and not worry about getting any more nasty bugs!
Due to the amount of time spent in the hostal room (San Blas Hostal) we had to amuse our selves by watching .....hmmmmmmmm.... Dawsons Creek, Changing Rooms, The OC and best of all ET! This also gave me the oppotunity to cut Robs hair! Yes you did read it right, Rob let his girlfriend cut his hair. As you know Rob has quite the buffro so it was quite a challenge for my first hair cutting exerience!
Cucso itself is a gorgeous city, far too many toursits, but amazing buidlings, cobbled streets, coffee shops, restaurant after restaurant, shops all selling the same peruvian hats, ponchos, gloves (all made from alpacha) and many more daewoo mini taxis.
We wont be sad to leave Cusco as over a week has been spent here, but it has been an experience (not a great one though).
Part 2 of Cusco will include at last Macchu Picchu (not the Inka Trail though as Salmonella got the best of Rob)!