is it Cusco or Cuzco????? Aaargh.
is it Cusco or Cuzco????? Aaargh.
Reina when we were in Peru there was a fellow staying at the KR who had had heart surgery just 1 month prior! the trick was he came from Denver so was used to altitude. I have known people with severe heart problems who have been to MP. The trick is to go to the SV (altitude about 8000') for a few days and just take it slow..then go to MP which actually lower than the SV. It really is not to be missed.
Livinglife - Isn't it interesting that both Google and the local expert basically gave you the same answer? Just from researching this trip I have seen the different spellings used by different Peruvian websites and books, so I figured it doesn't matter. In general - cool it. I totally agree that many Americans are not as globally aware as people living in other countries, but I believe that most of the Americans who visit Peru forums do not belong to that category.
Travel10000 - what made you think my remarks were about Americans posting on the Peru forum? If you thought I was directing them at you, please know I was definitely not.
As for 'cooling it' - I'm puzzled. I'm not upset and I'm not trying to upset anyone else.
By the way, I finally got that book from the library - it looks fascinating and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the recommendation.
I understand. I am just saying that the only people that will read your remarks are those reading this forum. You know that saying - you are "preaching to the quire"...
Thanks for the comments about MP. I suppose I'm not that determined to go there. If my husband shared my enthusiasm we might go. I am prone to sickness and surely I'd get the altitude sickness I've read about. I did go to a ski resort in the Andes in Chile and I was quicky out of breath. I saw the documentary, "Digging for the truth: Machu Picchu" aboyut which I posted a thread.\ Just looking over the edge of the Inca Trail or at the terraces of Machu Picchu on TV made me dizzy. It really woudln't be a good idea for me to be there.
This thread is an interesting read about the correct spelling of Cusco, Cuzco or Qosco. Such subjects fascinate me. It certainly beats the "What will the weather be like?" questions. So, thanks guys.
BYW, Chile is always Chile and never Chili.
Thanks for that link to your thread. I didn't see that show -dang - but I've watched some old videos I borrowed from our library and also rented from Netflix. One of them was all about Thor Heyerdahl's voyage on the Kon Tiki - it's footage taken by him and his fellow voyagers( black and white film). Very fascinating - he studied the reed boats of Lago Titicaca to make his raft. How lucky we all are to have men and women who dare to go that extra mile, take that plunge - I always marvel at the human spirit and man's thirst for knowledge.
Okay, this will now wander into off-topic soon if I don't stop! I hope to go to Chile one day.
Travel10000 - I've heard of preaching to the choir. Have a great trip in August!
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