Cusco is filled with people trying to sell you something. We were overwhelmed by the amount of people approaching us. We quickly learnt the areas and eyes to avoid. We arrived in this cold but sunny city just in time for carnival. Parades happened in the street with costumes and dancing. Locals and tourists battled with foam and water balloons. Everyone was smiling rather then the humourless repeated attacks that happened in Bolivia. The most wonderful thing about Cusco was my Mum and Ahmad came to meet us. It was quite surreal going for dinner the first night, mostly because it felt so normal. We visited the many ruins near Cusco by taking a local bus out of the town then walking back. We filled our days by not doing to much. Enjoying each others company over food and seeing a few sights.