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  • Day5

    Flying to Cusco

    May 20, 2015 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    After a long layover in Lima, I boarded another short flight to Cusco. I had heard that the flight into Cusco is spectacular, but I was still really stunned by the scenery. Not long after taking off, the Andes came into view. They were beautiful, jutting above the clouds, and to reach Cusco we had to snake in between the mountains before landing at an altitude of 11,150 feet above sea level.

    The thin air was certainly palpable upon landing. The airport is actually a little cruel in that you must walk up a very long ramp from the tarmac to the baggage claim! Luckily, I think Mexico City's elevation helped me adjust more easily.
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