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... the ruins too. Now that I finally have my camera back I can take some decent photos. (Hopefully)
I opted out of paying for a guide. I'm glad I did too. I wouldn't have got up the mountain and it would have taken ages to see everything having to wait for a group. I just stopped when someone else's guide was talking. I think I got most of the information about what was going on and how they lived. Added bonus of not having to tolerate any Americans. Most of the ...
... the train is almost as stunning as the ruins themselves. Absolutely incredible, it brought tears to the eyes. We followed the river down towards Aguas Calientes, through terrain ranging from altiplano near Cuzco, to similar scenes of the Rockies, snowy topped peaks through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Immense. You can understand why the Incas chose such a place to be their Sacred Valley, corner after corner of picture perfect scenery. I will never forget it or how it made ...
... 8211; they rolled the pig in a grass fire to singe off the hairs before gutting and carving. The grass fire started spreading and these men were madly trying to stomp it out, laughing at their carelessness.
As we walked on toward our next stop, one of the men ran up and asked if I'd like to watch them bleeding, gutting and carving the pig. I declined, but thanks for asking.
We came to a farm where I was taught the art of spinning ...
... our guide) gave us some interesting information about the site, and also about the native flora and fauna of the area. We saw chinchillas, a number of farmyards, as well as the tiny horseman shelters that are used by the Andean horsemen when the weather turns foul or they are stranded here at night.
We continued onwards for around 14km, climbing over a kilometre to our campsite for the night at the village of Puyoc (4200m). Laura is feeling a ...
... be exciting especially when the guide told us to climb out of the boat and hang on. I hesitated so he threw me out! Small Israeli girl dragged back in narrowly escaping being crushed between the boat and the rocks! Crazy guide!
A stunning 3 hour hike along an original Inka trail, up and down easily manageable hills, rock hopping along the sacred valley's Urubamba river, precariously crossing the river on a hand pulled cable tray, ...
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