El Huerto Paraiso Sacred Valley Lodge
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... first group to arrive and waited there for two hours as more and more groups joined the queue. At 5:30am our tickets were checked and we were allowed on our way to the iconic archaeological site. The weather was once again poor and we could see little from the steep and narrow path other than a drop extending into the haze. After a steep climb up more steps we arrived at the Sun Gate to find more heavy cloud and an extremely limited view. We continued on for another hour on a slippery ...
... our stop for supper is Chicha, a restaurant owned by one of the top 10 chefs in Peru, Garon Acurio. Two cocktails, a bottle of Peruvian wine and 2 courses came to £54 including tip. It would have been 2.5 x that for such and excellent meal and service in the UK. Sunday 9 November A Cusco day The main square in Cusco was a lively with a band, dignitaries and various groups ranging from schools to the army providing a March past. Thousands were involved so it seems like ...
... But it did give us a good chuckle and a few jokes for later. Let me just state: it was not a small inca site! What we learned here was that the original inca trail and many inca villages/buildings in this area were all destroyed by the incas themselves as they were retreating. This was done on purpose to deter the Spanish conquerers from following the road and finding Machu Picchu. So most of what we were seeing was only about 40% original inca architecture and 60% reconstruction. ...
... rest of my Inca group....Ingrid (Colombian) and Arwell (Welsh), Deborah and Bruce (Candian), Abbey and Matt (English) and Tracey (English). We also had the briefing with the Lares group, who would be spending the first day with us, but then would be doing a seperate trek. I also met our tour guide David (which you pronounce Dabid). David told us about what the walk would entail and we were given a duffel bag which we were allowed to fill with 6kg which ...
... hours, minutes and seconds were not important. Instead months and years were more important as these are used for activities such as the harvest.
- After passing more lama roaming free, and talking about how lamas/ animals in general were used for lots more than simply meat we passed the entrance to Mountain Wanna Picchu. Yoshi and Jenni had left the tour as they had tickets to climb the mountain - although it's not a lot of extra money you have to book this ...