Cusco and Machu Picchu rainy season
I do not know how old you are, but better to acclimate unless you are in exceptional shape or doing aerobic exercise daily.
Computer is not a big problem, many hotels have storage rooms. It is best to not use the computer in public, and lock your backpack or luggage up inside the storage room.
I have a dog chain, I normally chain my bags up inside the storage room.
Here is a tip I wrote on how to make a backpack lockable. https://www.hobotraveler.com/2008/08/make-your-travel-backpack-lockable-tip.html
Jackets are normally needed in Cusco at night, and I carry a small umbrella, ponchos are good on the trail, but around town hot and uncomfortable.
I will be in Peru tomorrow, January 8, 2009, go to lima then to Pucallpa, Peru.
Name: Bea Country: USA
Message: Going end of January to Feb.6 Staying at Amaru. Wonder about problems with AMS. Intend to take Colectivos daily to see Sacred Valley and Pisac returning to Cusco each night. Do this for four nights and then head out to Aguas Calientes for three nights hoping that I will get at least one good sunny day up in MP. Would it be better to acclimatize in Urubamba for a couple nights, then back to Cusco to take train to MP?
What about my computer? Nice Apple laptop...should I risk taking it or leave it at home? Be great to check pics at the end of each day and work them in Photoshop...on the other hand would hate to have it stolen.
I could leave it at the hotel, locked up and use during rainy day or evenings. Going solo...Promise not to eat much pizza and to try the guinea pig.