Cusco: 5 ways to pass the time before Machu Picchu

Cusco, the starting point for the famed Machu Picchu. The center of the universe, according to the Incas, and certainly the center of tourism in Peru. This city is both wonderful and exhausting, as almost everything in the downtown area is catered to tourism, and the exploitation thereof. Despite the constant calls of “Masaje!”, aggressive street painters all curiously named …