Cusco: Hiking to Sacsayhuaman

Cusco: Hiking to Sacsayhuaman

The Incan ruins on the neighboring mountain overlooking Cusco are spelled fifty different ways, including Sacsaywaman and Sacsayhuaman. They’re all pronounced the same, and it sounds like Sexy Woman. I decided to take a hike up there today. Here are my photos!

Published by Lauren

I'm a nomadic freelance writer, out enjoying the world!


  • Patricia

    September 10, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Love the night shots you get Lauren! I know those are hard to get and yet I like them the most. What kind of camera do you have?

    Also you put me to shame with all your adventurous hiking! I probably wouldn’t make it across the street I am so out of shape! LOL!

  • Lauren

    September 16, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V. It was a major indulgence, and I have a total love-hate relationship with it. It’s heavy and bulky. I often leave it behind and just don’t take pictures, especially if I want to go out without a purse (which is most of the time). I often wish I had one of those tiny cameras that slips in your pocket. They take such great photos these days, and you can always have it with you.

    But when I need a massive zoom, I’ve got it. I can get fantastic shots of people from far away without them ever knowing I’m taking their pictures. I can also get animals, and night shots.

    At some point along my travels, I will probably opt for something easier to carry & pack. But I’ll miss this big guy!