El Huerto Paraiso Sacred Valley Lodge
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... no better for viewing Machu Picchu, as the smoke from the previous nights fires completely impeded viewing. The incessant insects clouded our immediate environs as well! A rare fridge-cold drink at this site was welcome treat. We'd been fortunate enough to come across the occasional local beer in camp sites near towns, cooled by a bucket of water. Cusquena Negra was a particular favourite of mine! The last half hour or so followed the ...
... times during the day, so you can imagine how wonderful I felt having to carry a pack and walk and of course stop to vomit. Not very pleasant!!! And evident in the lack of selfies today. Everyone was very patient and I was happy to reach our camp for the night. The days walk was quite strenuous and very different from yesterday. We climbed 1000 more meters above sea level from yesterday, and it's the stairs of your nightmares (at least until tomorrow they tell me). As we were ...
... to keep on moving. As we walk down the clouds have parted and there it is, the sight we have worked so hard for. We stop to take pictures and the two of us have a 'we actually made it' moment. It's as amazing as the pictures depict it to be and by far the most impressive of all the Inca sites. Not only is it the biggest of the ruins we have seen but it is also the location that takes your breath away. Inca's managed to create this atop of a mountain without the wheel, without ...
... boulders of various sizes (tonnes) together without mortar in such a way as to withstand the forces of earthquakes. Near this site we also were fascinated by the spectacle of hundreds of families picnicking and flying kites; obviously a very popular pastime on a Sunday afternoon. When we arrived at the Palacio Del Inka, our hotel, later that afternoon we were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves in five star luxury. The hotel had originally been an Inca palace, then later ...
... lines awaited us when we reached the entrance of Machu Picchu. My dad and I couldn't believe how many people there were --- we never remembered Machu Picchu being this crowded the last time we were here.
It was still, even with the crowds, a magical feeling to enter Machu Picchu. Rows of perfectly placed terraces and large houses lined the mountain top. The sun was just beginning to peek out from behind the thick jungle clouds, giving parts of the lost city of ...