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... bye to Freddy. It was very sad to see him go, but the trip was at an end. There was just a train ride to Ollantaytambo and a bus ride to Cuzco before we could settle back into Dragonfly for a night of comfortable rest. Travel Tip: Wake up for sunrise. It's worth it. Fun Fact: check out the first hike (yep, that's us): http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-ad venture/hiking-and-backpacking/The-10-M ost-Dangerous-Hikes.html Trivia: What does Machu Picchu ...
... pretty noisy.
A more leisurely start as only a 3.5 hour walk today. The chefs had somehow made a cake emblazoned with 'feliz viaje' in a travel frying pan so cake for breakfast!
Another bus to Hydro Electrica - a major power plant that generates energy from the waterfalls coming out of the mountains. It's also a train stop, so from mhere we followed the tracks all the way to Aguas Calientes, the town next to Machu Picchu.
What an amazing day, I have no words for how perfect it was... Started at 5am with a 12km trek up the Andean mountains at an altitude of 2500m above sea level, needless to say this was no walk in the park! Every single moment of this day was spectacular, from the views of the snow capped mountains and valleys in the distance to all the ancient Incan ruins and llamas along the trek to Machu Picchu. So much respect for ...
... Lunch was at Greens, a great organic restaurant that had good veggie options. Lots of fresh juice and smoothies and amazing food. Quinoa is a main ingredient in Peru which we didn't know until this trip.
It was at this point we started getting headaches and tiredness. Early night was the plan, and pills!
Day two of the Cuzco tour was an all day trip through the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. The bus took us to various shops to show us textiles, how Alpaca ...
... heard the oldest porter ever is in his seventies and still going strong! Heavyweight! The first day wasn't too bad, 10 miles at a slight incline from kilometre 82. We set out to get to know each other; "awww have you just finished school?" (Smug face), which is infinitely more refreshing than the usual "so, how long have you been travelling" pish posh. Before lunch I'd learnt that Paul had 10 children, but it was apparent he was the biggest kid; Kimo worked far too hard ...
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