Saqsayhuaman may read like a tongue twister, but it can be easily remembered by its colloquial name “Sexy Woman”. This ancient fortress was once a religious site of the Incan Empire, built with unmistakable ashlar masonry (massive stones cut and stacked together without the use of mortar). However, it was sadly plundered by the Spanish Conquistadors and turned into a quarry for their homes and buildings. A 45 minute hike up from the enter of Cusco will reward you with breathtaking views, including that of the massive Cristo Blanco statue which stands over the city. 📸@sps_travel
Pompeii! You'll notice how few people are there in February. You can really get around and enjoy yourself. In the summer for example the top two pictures on the left would be layers of people and you'd hardly need able to make out the steps of the theater. Plus as the middle right shows, late February is the start of flower blooming.
Top right was my first ever trip to a brothel. The bottom right is a peaceful road while the two to the left are of the forum, which I leaned was pedestrian. There are big blocks that blocked carts from entering. New urbanism is old urbanism -- #Pompeii#archeology #Italy#travel#newurbanism#backpacking#ancientrome#flowers#architecture#forum#theater