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... system from the highest mountains that trickled down into their agricultural fields. One specific "house": the sun temple was very geometrically, mathematically, and astronomically sound. Each window points directly at the location of the sun at a solstice or halfway through, giving the inside of the building ultimate beams of brilliant sunlight and warmth. I think Alex said they provided the greatest offerings and sacrifices to the King or the gods in ...
... the collectivo with an Israeli guy and three French girls who had just come from Bolivia and were heading up. It was pretty cool because we were able to share travel plans and ideas of cool places to go so now I have a much better idea of what I'd like to do in Bolivia. When Ellie and I arrived in Urubamba, our plan was to camp out but the place was more of a city than we expected and we were far from anywhere we could camp. We ran ...
... the city when the heard of the Spanish coming, but they could have just stayed. In Irving's words, "the Spanish were too lazy to make it on the Inca trail!" (Not us,). The city is about 80% original with the damage being done by nature. In its prime, Machu Picchu had about 2000 inhabitants. I could live there. The views are spectacular! It is large enough you could find a spot to sitarist and take it all in. The Incas were ...
... away and I think my new favorites shorts may be forever ruined. We had a wee rest and headed down and talked to Christoph our host. He made a recommendation for dinner and we headed back up into town to the main square and had an amazing three course meal at a place called Indio Felix with not a thought of calorie intake! We shopped our way back down to our B&B. Another early night tonight as we are both exhausted. AMAZING ...
... the showers and the lady there tells us it's 5soles as we weren't technically guests anymore. We don't really care despite thinking the principle is ridiculous and head up, grab Leeshs backpack from the lockers, and wash off the sweat and dirt. We leave the hostel and the guy at the front desk says not to worry about the 5soles for the bathroom as we were guests. Interesting to see the different attitude between the two workers. I'm completely wrecked and the lack of sleep, loads of ...
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