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... this time around; Chris and Emma from Australia, Richie and Laura from Ireland, James and Charlotte from the UK, Dez and Nevey from NZ, and lastly Carrie and Laura from the UK. The group bonded quickly and are all excited to start the trek tomorrow.
We arise early as we make our way to the start of the hike. We gathered our things and meet the 22 ish porters that will help to carry our gear for the next 4 days. We start making our way down to the ...
... of my achievement and so glad I did it! Pushed on to head upto the sun gate until water completely ran out and needed shade I headed back to find Jt (yay reunited). He had also done the walk to sun gate. An ice cold Coke has never tasted so good, nor had the chicken baguette and large chocolate chip cookies which followed it! We are on the train back to Cusco, absolutely cream crackered and a clown has just got on for entertainment.. Oh ...
... we were treated to a huge feast, including a sponge cake, baked over a camping stove and then iced with butter icing and caramel!
We trekked down through the forest in the afternoon, reaching camp at 4pm. The trek today was a real mix of mountain views, half-hidden Inca ruins, warm sunshine and cool breezes. (The weather changes were so frequent on the whole tour that we had little choice but to pack jackets, ponchos, jumpers, sun ...
... the whole thing but we took it very slow and steady given we were low on water (no water is available in the site but it is sold for a huge rip off price by the 5* hotel outside) but when we got to the top again it was a great feeling.
The views were incredible and it felt like a kids' playground up there with boulders to climb around on and there were even Inca houses in ruins up there!!!
Back down on ground level, well 2400m, ...
... first bite he ordered tripe, which is pigs intestines. I really enjoyed my meal but Matt couldn't handle more than a single bite so we walked to a restaurant Alejandra recommended called Kaia where he got a nice bowl of pasta and a yummy glass of fresh passionfruit juice. Kaia was a really cool restaurant with a play area out back for children to play while the women sit and chat. When we got back to the hostel at 2 pm we fell asleep for a 5 hour nap. Guess ...
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