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Willka T'ika (sacred flower) is a luxury resort in Peru's sacred valley. As much as Peru can have luxury. The rooms were very nice & the gardens were beautiful. They offered massage, facials, solar baths, crystal bed treatment (designed by John of God), etc. What exists there is incredible knowing that it was a pile of rocks when Carol Cumes first envisioned it. Look at their ...
... nd group in the queue for the checkpoint. The queue behind us was quickly getting longer.
At just before 5:30am we set off on the trail for the last time and after passing above the hydroelectric plant and the porters’ train, we arrived at Inti Punku, the Sun Gate at 6:15am, practically jogging all the way in order to beat the crowds. When you turn the corner and first catch sight of the city beneath you after walking for 4 days, it takes ...
... so we would occasionally be passed by a herd of llamas and the spritely locals; the day that we started was also Independence Day in Peru, and we'd see people running ahead with jugs of chicha, a fermented corn drink, for the festivities to come. When we reached the campsite later that night, we would learn how these small Andean communities celebrated. And it was weird, but more on that in a bit.
Unfortunately, as Hannah has mentioned, she couldn't breathe. The gentle ...
... hail) moving through our lunch area. The moss-covered rocks in the area reminded Jason and I of Icelandic countryside.
After lunch, when the rain stopped briefly, we descended into the jungle. I enjoyed talking with Sandrine, a physical education teacher from Belgium who is on a seven-month trip that includes both Asia and South America, and Laura, who is also on the trip with Sandrine. Laura lives with Sandrine in Belgium and teaches French (she was very helpful in refreshing ...
... we were treated to traditional Peruvian fare at a local restaurant in Urubamba. Following the dinner, a group of four local musicians entertained us with traditional pan flute music. They kept us spellbound the entire duration of their performance. I could have listened to them all night but unfortunately, tomorrow is going to once again be an early day and we have a loaded agenda... It is off to Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the trip!!!
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