The Gringo has left Cusco

This post is to update my readers that I am no longer living in Cusco, or even in Peru at this current point in time.

Not long after the New Year a good opportunity arose to return to the US, which we accepted, so my wife and I are once again living in Las Vegas and I am back to a regular job working as an Industrial Engineer.

Las Vegas Sign

For those of you that have been enjoying my blog, it will continue, after living in Cusco for 6 year I still have plenty of material to write about. I know that I did not really have a regular posting schedule as I tended to write when we were not very busy with guests, In the future my posts may be fewer than they have been in the past, but they will continue.

Bellagio Fountains

Bellagio Fountains

For any readers that might be interested, we are currently selling our property in Huarocondo and if you would like information on this, feel free to contact me.

Thanks for reading,


About Lyle

My wife and I owned and operated a Bed and Breakfast in Cusco Peru called GringoWasi from 2012 to 2018, the property was located in the small town of Huarocondo Peru, and about 30 minutes West of Cusco Peru. Currently we are living back in the US and are looking forward to our future travels.
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9 Responses to The Gringo has left Cusco

  1. A C says:

    Lyle, we spoke via email a few years ago. I live in Colorado and my wife is from Cusco. We just returned from Cusco and I was curious when there m if you were still “doing your thing” there. Although we will likely have to stay in Colorado for the foreseable future id be curious to know what you are selling your place for and more importantly (and not something I would have asked you while you were still operating there) what kind of income did it produce? We would love to live near Cusco and we have a condo in Lamay but for us making a decent living as been the biggest obsticle. We went to Gocta Falls last month (if you havent been you MUST go!) and were eying land there… its much cheaper than Cusco but again we have no idea what kind of income we can make. We are both hard workers, my wife studied tourism in Peru and has her bachelors in it so we are not expecting to sit back and watch the dollars flow in. We know it would take a lot of work but have been reluctant to jump right in due to the uncertaintity of being able to pay the bills. Anyway, let me know your thoughts and maybe we can discuss further. Good luck in Nevada! -Aaron

    On Tue, Jul 24, 2018, 8:37 AM A Gringos life in Cusco wrote:

    > Lyle posted: “This post is to update my readers that I am no longer living > in Cusco, or even in Peru at this current point in time. Not long after > the New Year a good opportunity arose to return to the US, which we > accepted, so my wife and I are once again” >

    • Lyle says:

      Good morning Aaron, I remember some of our conversations and am happy to answer any questions that you might have. Currently we have the property listed for $230K but are planning on lowering the price in the near future, and this price is the property and everything in it, making it a turn key for anyone that might want to use it as a B&B. As for our income, we would average about 7K Soles a month (about 2K usd), and this is after paying all expenses, from food and utilities, to the helpers that we would use when we got busy. If you would like more detailed information, I could send you a copy of last years P&L, just email me at the contact listed on the top right of the page. Have a great day and I hope that you enjoyed your trip to Cusco.

  2. pmaghamfar says:

    I remember you mentioning that you were trying to sell. Do you have someone running the business for you?

    I’m curious as you feel not only living back in the US, but in Las Vegas. That’s a HUGE transition!

    • Lyle says:

      Hi Patti, hope you are doing well. No we do not have anyone running the place, we just closed it up. We did have a few people inquire into running it but that did not pan out, the one couple that we liked decided they were going to return to Europe, and the other inquiry we did not trust. The huge transition was actually moving from Vegas to Cusco when we went down there, moving back to Vegas was more like returning home, but this is just temporary, in 3 to 5 years we will actually retire and will move back to Peru. The hope is to sell the property and then buy a small apartment in Lima where my wife’s family is, and we like traveling so Lima will be more convenient for travel as well. Have a great day

  3. Greg Siddells says:

    Enjoyed your company and assistance while travelling there and hope you get that World Cruise you planned. All the very best.
    Greg Siddells
    New Zealand

  4. Sartenada says:

    Now you left Cusco, when I found you or better many years ago, when I commented your post, but you did not answer to my comment. Regards from Helsinki.

    Happy weekend!

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