My husband and i will be going to MP/Cusco for 4 days. Which is the better place to start with in order to lessen breathing and other problems?
A lot of people in the forum recommend spending the first night in the Sacred Valley (like Ollantaytambo) to lessen the ascent. Since you are only visiting for 4 days, you could spend the night there, go to MP the next day and then go to Cusco the remaining days. If your plans are not set in stone, I would recommend spending more days in total (at least 6-7).
Lots of threads about altitude sickness:
P.S. A bunch of people recommended the same here in your previous thread, did you see it?
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