It’s chilly here in Cusco. The first two nights we spent here the overnight lows were 25 and 28 degrees. Chilly.
Did I also mention that there is no heat in hostels and apartments in Peru? Yeah. That makes it even chillier.
In all fairness, it is winter here in Peru. And Cusco’s elevation is 11,200 feet, which is quite high (Denver is at 5,280 feet, for my friends who don’t live in Colorado.) So it has every right to be cold here at night, and we should count ourselves lucky that it warms up to 70 during the day. But seeing as most of the countries we are visiting this year will be either in the tropics or experiencing summertime, most of our clothing is intended for heat.
So after two freezing cold nights, John went on a winter wear blitz. He bought fingerless gloves to wear while he’s working, long socks, and these alpaca slippers.
I happen to think these slippers are kinda hilarious, but he loves them. He loved them so much when he saw them at being sold in the plaza that he actually told the vendor how much he loved them – and then the price magically went up S/6 (or about US$2.) He didn’t care, though. And his feet have been happier ever since.
It was quite a change of pace to adjust from humid 100+ days in Cuba and Mexico to the dry, cold weather in mountainous Cusco. But that’s all part of the adventure, right? Plus, it’s starting to heat up here – we could get to 38 overnight tonight. Heat wave!