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Nicky and I were up at 5.40am to get a bus closer to Machu Picchu to begin our trek. The whole way through the journey, for some reason, I felt really sick (for other reasons than the maniac bus driver who spent most of the time on the wrong side of the road). Luckily I managed not to be sick and we arrived at the top of a mountain at 10ish and spent the next 2-3 hours cycling down it, which included some spectacular views and pretty high speeds (no ...
... Really big rocks on top and we climbed all the way up there, step by step, ladder by ladder, and It was awesome! Now I won't lie to you...going down was no walk in the park. I realized that those Inkas must have had the tiniest feet. I went down those little steps grabbing the side of the mountain which was actually moss covered rock or crawling like a cat upside down. It wasn't pretty, but it was necessary. Did you know I have a fear of heights? Damn if I didn't kick that ...
... site, and when he realises the greatness he has stumbled upon, he erroneously declares Machu Picchu to be the Lost City of the Incas, which it is still incorrectly referred to as today. Instead, most archeologists think Machu Picchu was something more like a summer house for the Emperor. According to this idea, Machu Picchu was a place for Pachacuti and his royal court to relax, hunt, and entertain guests.
Jump forward another 100 years, to three displaced ...
... above where his family had been farming the terraces. So much work as been done in the intervening century to restore the site as much as possible, to give visitors a good idea of that the place looked like when it was inhabited. We walk back along the rough road to the village and I admire the view from the suspension bridge, the rocks in the river below are worn smooth from the millennia of water pounding past them. There are air plants rowing everywhere on the ...
... at every rest point. We kept overtaking a group of American men in their 60s. - The last part of the climb up to the pass was hard but had incredible views of all the surrounding valleys. - Harder was walking down hill which we ran down as it meant our legs seized up less. - Arrived at the camp site way before the rest of the group so sunbathed for a few hours. Beautiful campsite with a stream running down the side. - The deaf couple took ages ...