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... narrow, steep and uneven steps around a rock face with only a loose wobbly hand rail to hang onto, but the sense of achievement once we got there was worth it.
It was definitely easier and quicker coming down than it was going up and we kept being amazed at the views. We also got a good look at the way the road zig zags up and down the mountain. By the time we'd wandered around, up and down the site for a bit and checked out places we hadn't seen yesterday, we ...
... enough space for the buses to pass and so we had to reverse a few times to let other buses by. It's busy at the control gate and there are more stairs to climb to get into the site. It's funny to watch other tourists and their attire, mostly inappropriate for the site, what's good is long pants, good stable walking shoes, a wide brimmed hat and of course a bucket load of patience and consideration. There would have been at least 200 people on the site at ...
... to experience one of the new seven wonders of world on this warm, dry and sunny 21degree afternoon. Carlos began by leading us up a steep path instead of through the main gate, explaining that by starting at the top we will have the best views over the site to then wind our way down and through. There is no doubt why the Incas felt close to the gods in this place. From up here we gain not only a magical view of the man-made mastery below us, but a 360 degree view of all ...
This morning we took a three hour train ride to the town of Agua Caliente, which is located in the mountains below Machu Picchu. Our excitement to visit Machu Picchu was overwhelming. Agua Caliente is a fun tourist town filled with color, restaurants, and international culture. After our arrival, we noticed that the town was no longer called Agua Caliente. ...
... and down time.
What I can tell is the cuisine here is superb. They have everything year round because of all the microclimates, and they know what to do with it. I could go on at length, but just as an example, the herbs are used with discretion in everything from cocktails to desserts; there are several mints I have never heard of - I had an octopus with black mint. Of course the hundreds of potato varieties ...
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