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... of awesome proportion has us dis- and reembarking the bus on the way, but we arrive in time to reunite with the rest of our group, pick up our train tickets, and have a quick palta salad at the meeting point/restaurant Chaski. We have conquered the Inca's trails and ruins in the name of our own country apparently, as the Chilean chicito brings us a flag from home while we eat, and we all giggle gratefully at his thoughtfulness as he returns to his table with ...
... up the whole way. When we arrived at the top, we explored the ancient city, which is almost fully intact. The Spaniards didn't destroy it because it was hidden from the valley below. After walking around the abandoned Incan city, we walked down and took the train back to Urubamba. This morning we are heading back to Cusco for the next few nights. I have learned a lot in the Sacred Valley and have visited enough ruins for a lifetime!
For the past week, we ...
Well it finally happened. We made it to Machu Pichu, the great Inca fortress. Simply spectacular!! It was the single most amazing view that I have ever seen. Beyond magical! We took a ton of pictures and uploaded a ton of memories! We hired a private guide which was worth every penny. Tania is still feeling altitude sickness. I totally feel for my girl. She is a real trooper though. The guide have her some cocoa leaves to help her. She looked ...
... stair climb, and entered the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu to be greeted by a stunning wall of fog and a group of some of the most disappointed groups of people I have ever been in the company of. We waited around for half an hour for all of the group to arrive and in the hope the sun might penetrate the thick cloud but it wasn't to be. So we set out through the cloud towards the main site which was also covered in fog but which occasionally lifted for people to grab ...
Mini bus does not arrive so we have to walk an extra hour from the hot springs to the road opposite Santa Teresa. Christian tells us that floods in 1998 destroyed the train line and made things very difficult for the community who could not easily access supplies etc. We hike past the ruins of the old train station. It's another very hot day so we stop at a small hut for water as banana. 4 for 1 sole!!!! So cheap. We continue on to lunch at Hidroelectric and say goodbye to our ...
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