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The train ride to Aguas Calienties- When the flight started descending in Cusco, I felt I am back in ladakh. The whole topography was strikingly similar to Summertime Ladakh. I boarded the Peru Rail Vistadome train from Poroy in Cusco. Amazing train. The interiors are just wow. Huge windows and really luxurious seating Check the pics and the link. …
... a huge smile that did not vanish. I roamed about taking in the place, the history, and the mystery. I didn’t want to understand it. I just wanted to be a part of it.
I allowed my hand to roam across the cool stones that had been carefully placed and planned. I leaned against the walls of various rooms imaging what used to take place there. More than anything though, I stared at the vast mountainous surroundings and felt a part ...
... not planning on using a guide in the ruins.
The next day we had breakfast at 5 and then headed to the bus queue. Buses (US$19 return, 30 min) start at 5:30 and Machu Picchu opens at 6. Of course you can walk up, but the site is very vertical, so it felt like a waste of energy to climb the hill before even starting.
The road up winds backwards and forwards from the river at 2200m to the base of the site ...
... first peek of Machu Picchu. Karl Pilkington had the right idea by refusing to go any further, stating that he could "see it fine from there". He'd have had a field day if he'd have made it down there, while Sky 1 would have ruined the Great British public's opinion of the mysterious wonder of the world. After a couple of shots in front of the site and an hour or two of squeezing past people to keep up with the sexy llamas, we went to climb Huayana Picchu. It's that ...
... spent about 3 hours wandering around the ruins and taking photos. Macchu Picchu is stunning and very interesting but it is a little bit spoilt by the number of tourists there. Of course, if they limited the numbers more, we probably wouldn't have been there but it still seemed like it might be better if they did. It was really difficult to take photos that didn't have people in them. It was great to see such a beautiful place but it did have an almost theme ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAdelas's Hostel Aguas Calientes
It is the perfect place to stay. 1 minute from the train stain and 2 minutes from bus top to Machu Picchu. It is a no-frill hostel. Although close to train lines it is not a worry.
The wifi though is horrible.
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