Pisac Ruins, Cusco, Peru

We spent 2 1/2 days in Cusco, then took a cab to Pisac which is two hours away from Cusco. When we got to Pisac: what a ruin to lay eyes on!  Pisac is about 13,000 feet high.   It is the smoothest, cleanest bed of vegetation that we’ve seen thus far in our travels.  The Terraces are set in perfect alignment, well planned and executed.

As I walked up the concrete steps to higher ground my mind wandered to the time of the Incas.  Who were they? What happened to them over centuries? More importantly, why did they choose to plant on the sides of mountains?It’s kind of scary standing on the Terrace and looking down.  How do their children cope with playing on top of a mountain?


As we walked the concrete steps of Pisac, we started feeling it harder to breath, the higher we climbed.It was worth the climb to the top, albeit  a little windy; but the wind felt good against our heated bodies.   I decided to lay down on one of the Terrace with the sun in my face just enjoying the scenery from the middle of the Terrace as Shankar walked around taking pictures of the Pisac ruins. As I laid on the Terrace I started wondering, how many of the Incas had laid here, as I? The feeling of peacefulness, calmness and total serenity was upon me.   It dawned on me that no one was in a rush, in this part of the world; it’s as if time stood still in a way for us to enjoy the day at Pisac. From Pisac we took PeruRail’s Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, a small rustic, Wild West-looking town near Machu Picchu, where we spent the next 3 days.

This site is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

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