Ok listen to me right now when I tell you Cusco is a beautiful place! It has colorful old windows everywhere, narrow streets and the buildings seem from another century entirely. The food is also tasty and exciting, more than most South American food we tried even though we avoided trying the guinea pig. So understand when I also say this place drove me up the wall. I loved the culture of Cusco but the tourism has just changed what I imagine was once a relaxing city. And truthfully it was relaxing, everything about the streets screams chill out we want you to enjoy yourself but the constant restaurant haggling and people charging you money for photographing anything is not a photographers cup of tea. All that aside the charm of this city is what will keep you coming back, plus its the best place to stay to get you to Machu Picchu conveniently.