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... what his function is. He does not have a seat as the bus is now totally packed, so he just sits on the step right next to me. I thought maybe we are giving him a lift, perhaps he lives somewhere in the mountains. We pass a nice looking town of Ollantaytambo, which is about half way to Machu Picchu and we also see some interesting looking Inca ruins from the bus, but we don't stop and don't get to know what they are. After about 2,5 h on the bus and two pee/ciggie breaks as the 'kids' ...
Along the way we learnt how to read coca leaves and how to interpret ominous signs after a rattlesnake slithered on to our path. Thankfully the snake did not cross the path completely and returned into the bushes to the huge relief of our guide who informed us that he would not been able to do that trail again if it had crossed. It was actually quite ironic as we got to a point ...
... looked at me with pity. This was the only time on our trip that I wished I was at home, but instead I had 9 or more hours of hiking, busing, training, and busing before I could curl up in the hotel bed. Eventually, we made it through the checkpoint and had a two hour hike to the Sungate, essentially the end of the Inca trail. Bre and I went a bit slower for my sake, but I really don't think there was much special about this point of the trail. Just before the ...
A group of 7 gringos (England, Scottland, Denmark and Australia), 2 chilean girls and one from Nicaragua put together for the mighty adventure of the incas lost city of Machupicchu.
On a slightly different trek than the original inca trail, and about $400 cheaper, we got picked up at 6 am.
Today on the plan: 56 km biking. 85% downhill and 15% straight. That doesn't sound too bad.
We started off at 0 degrees and of course I thought we're gonna be in ...
... was the odd bridge where we had to hop over the skew-whiff wooden tracks, and two tunnels we had to hurry through, but otherwise there was only one train that passed us the entire time which gave a loud warning from miles down in the valley. It was beginning to rain quite heavily by the time we got to Aguas Caliente so we were beginning to get nervous about the weather for our visit to Machu Picchu the next day. The town of Aguas Caliente (meaning hot water - ...
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