- Posted February 28, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
View of Cusco from the Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun
- Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer
While I enjoy independent adventures, it was a great experience to travel throughout the country with a native Peruvian as our guide. Our tour manager Edgar, born and raised in Cusco, referred to himself as "the last Inca" and provided a vivid link between the past (the past of his own ancestors) and the present. That's what travel is all about to me, learning about and connecting with a new culture, and he made that connection for all 14 of us on that tour.
I took the photo during our visit to the Temple of the Sun, known as the Qorikancha, using a GoPro HERO3 camera. This was in March, 2013.