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Travel Blogs from Cusco
... during the rainy season and we prayed to god it would clear up by the time we got to Machu Pichu another hour hike away. Once we were there, still unbelievably cloudy. We stood on the rock where everyone takes pictures and where all the Machu Pichu postcards are taken and couldn't even see the ruins or the mountain it lies on. We were devastated and still prayed it would clear up because it was still only 7am. We headed down to the cafe and Machu Picu ticket gate and waited awhile while ...
... I forget their names now... I should probably just stop asking so many people their names because they don't stay for long. After they were made to sing a Portuguese song and collect money, then their mother came around charging us for the boat ride, should have seen that one coming... The rest of the boat ride was glorious, I laid back in the crook of the boat and took the sun got into my pours. No pictures were going to capture I felt so I just enjoyed the moment. I never wanted ...
... It gave an amazing view over the ruins and was very peaceful. When we returned to the main part, it was like Disneyworld - tourists EVERYWHERE. We must be in at least 400 photos by accident. This was the bonus of getting there early - we could leave the masses behind and got back to Cusco in time for dinner (after an 8 hour journey). The next day was time for us to move on to Arequipa so we bought our tickets and headed down to the candle lit bus station (power ...
... some time together. Cusco is a very cool little place; so there was a lot to enjoy. Leading up to Christmas there are many religious festivities. We see many parades on the streets with traditional clothes and music. Arthur also witnesses a married couple and the family leaving church and doing their wedding dance on the street.
Emma was released from hospital when all the tests came back clear; yoo-hoo. She had to take it easy for a few more days ...
... and aside from having 'tingly’ hands, feet and lips we were pretty okay. However, we still felt the effects of there being less oxygen, even walking up the stairs felt like a marathon.
We still tried the coca tea though, which to me had a vegetably taste. Apparently after drinking it you do test positive for cocaine, but it’s not a drug! There are even t-shirts that say so.
We only had a couple of days to explore Cusco before we were ...
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