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... but far enough away that there was no one else around. It's hard not to feel small and insignificant while admiring something of this magnitude and importance. We had a few more do over photos to take and views to see so off we went. The sun gate to redo the views of yesterday was the next place on the agenda and we walked uphill to the opposite side of the site. It took us ages as we were tired and hungry but we didn't care. We just had to make it up there to see what we ...
... we had a **** sleep on hard beds and woke up a tad under the weather, so let's go zip lining!! Managed to shake the hangover enough to attach ourselves to a long metal line and go flying from one side of the river to the other. Wow, a pretty cool experience. Early lunch before begining our "short and easy" section of trekking to get to Aguascalientes. Started to get the idea that the tour guides twisted ...
... painful injection. I hope it is worth the $80, but compared to a visit to see Jane it is not too bad! We decide a bit of lunch is in order and stop opposite the railway station. About to sit down and the girls at the next table are my friends from the museum, keen to press the money into my hand. I find she has already texted me from our hotel as the receptionist wouldn't let her leave the money there. Lunch is a WF pizza from a wood fired oven which either had ...
... eggs and all the coca tea we could drink, we hit the road again, waited in the same line for 10 more minutes, then were on our way! At the original breakfast stop, we all got out, and they told us that we were waiting for a truck to take us the rest of the way. And they were quite serious. A few minutes later, what I would call a grain truck, (a large open back truck) pulls up, and we get piled into the back along with all our gear, and we take another hour drive in the back of ...
... Urubamba and were on their way to visit Ollantaytambo (another set of ruins), and, if I was in no rush to get back to Cusco, I´d be welcome to come along. Again, ideal!
We got back to Maras and stopped to try Chicha, a local alcoholic drink made from fermented corn stems. It was... interersting. Can´t say I´ll be tasting it again any time soon! The bar was just in someone´s back yard - chickens everywhere, veg growing and stones they were cutting into ...
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