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Hello from Peru!
After an 18 hour delay, a night in LA, an extensive wait at the Lima Airport, a plane ride to Cusco, and a long van ride to Ollantaytambo, we made it! We did not have much time to rest as Amber and I were in catch up mode. Luckily, the day was fairly open for the rest of the Mazama group. We arrived mid-morning, settled …
Up bright and early to explore the Sacred Valley. Had to pack for the Inca Trail before we left. I was only allowed 3kg in my duffle bag. The sleeping bag and air mattress I hired weighs 3kg and the porters are only allowed to carry 6kg per person. The rest of my stuff was in my daypack, which ended up being heavier than I would have liked!!
Just got back from checking out the amazing Machu Picchu. This was something. The time in general has been a bit tough. We ran into some problems with the tour company that was suppose to help us get here. First, they were late in getting to the hostal to pick us up. We were told that we paid for a private automobile, but we ended up riding on a …
... the important stuff. I have chosen to use my backpack rather than a rucksack for the trail... 2 reasons, firstly I was too tight to buy a decent rucksack to go with my backpack. Secondly, it seems excessive in size but everything fits really easily and the super padded straps will probably be a blessing. This did however leave me with nothing to put my surpluses clothing in during the trek... Solution: stuff everything in my sleeping bag, tie the top together and bumble off ...
... carved with circular "pegs", about 15 cm diameter, sticking out and onto which the roof times are lashed before the thatch is applied and tied to the timbers.The Inca understood the forces of earthquakes and constructed in a trapezoidal shape with walls inclined at 9 degrees, to the vertical, and with trapedzoidal windows and doorways, to resist these forces. Despite this engineering intelligence the Inca had no written ...
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