Hatun Wasi Urubamba
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Great rustic- villa feeling hotel with very accomodating staff.
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Finally I've arrived in Peru and the flights were terrible I was sitting next to a bunch of kids that wouldn't stop yelling and screaming it was horrible, but I'm here now so that's all that matters.
My first impression is this place is awesome. As the plane landed I could see the mountain ranges from my window and it was like we were flying through clouds at times.
I caught ...
... were better to the workers than other empires, they recruited people to do the labour as their contribution to the empire, they also made them happy in their work, unusual for this period.
It was hard work climbing to the top for some but Wayne and I managed it easily but you definitely have to do it slower.
We then went for a walk around the town below and visited the ...
... the ability to enter early tomorrow to watch the sun rise! Our evening was spent in the outdoor jacuzzi that overlooks the Machu Picchu ruins (the best hot tub view we have ever seen) and followed by a delicious dinner, accompanied by music from a Peruvian duo, who sang, played guitar, and a variety of different wooden flutes! We loved them so much, we bought both of their albums! We will be rising ...
... worth of group gear and 5kg of their own gear; but they walk exactly the same trail as us gringos. Our first day was 12km of relatively easy walking, it became clear quite early on that there were different paces and walking styles in the group. Bernhard and I had a similar style so we ended up keeping each other company at the front of the group. We saw our first lot of Inca ruins on the trail, a little but below us in the valley and not long before lunch. Our first campsite/lunch ...
... the first hike up to the ruins so I thought that I'd be okay for the remainder but the last hour was only climbing stairs, with a huge portion of that being quite narrow and on cliffs. It's really hard and reasonably unsafe but the view at the top was so worth it. I will shamelessly admit that I was one of the last to make it up to the top but it's extremely strenuous. I never thought I'd be the girl to take off my shirt and hike in a sports bra but it was really hot and ...