Arco Iris Del Puente Lodge
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... I was losing my mind. Maybe because of that I was losing my mind! I missed the quiet and camaraderie of the inca trail and that was even busier than I imagined it could be. I guess the silver lining here is that no one had caved and started building inauthentic machineries to allow accessibility to see the attractions. You still have to walk there and Machu Picchu is not walking friendly. It's still a trek. Everything is first uphill and then downhill. And the inca stairs here are ...
... a 2 hour climb of 300m. The view at the top was incredible again! This day was the longest at 16km but we saw the most Inca sites which was great and the scenery changed as we moved to the start of the Amazon jungle which was amazing. We had our best lunch spot on this day on the top of the mountain and got our first view of Machu Pichu Mountain. We had been really lucky with the weather up to this point, but after lunch the heavens decided to open! ...
... pointed out the city, saying "Machu Picchu mountain ruins". And thus the site and name we use today were documented.
- The sun temple (one we saw was for sunrise, there's another one on the other side for sunset) which is above another temple which contained many sculptures etc. has 2 windows facing the 2 sun solstices (21 June & 22 December)
- 21 June is the start of the year and 22 December is the mid year date in the Inca calendar which has 13 ...
... and we both just gasped with amazement.
Yes, of course we had seen the photos over the years, but being there and experiencing it for yourself was just so much better. You are surrounded by the most dramatically sharp and jungle clad peaks, rising almost vertically from the river valley so far below.
What a wonderfully spiritual place to build the religious centre for ...
... that before. Of course Leanne was less than amused. Now to enjoy the fruits of our labour....we took an early morning bus back up to tour the ruins at their quietest and most evocative (before the day trippers arrive from Cusco). After free time to explore individually, we boarded the train in the afternoon. The ride follows the rapids of the Urubamba River, enters ...