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Na 3 dagen Yoga, organisch in de achtertuin gegroeide groente en zelf gekarnde Alpaca-yoghurt nemen we afscheid van onze spirituele kibboets in Yucay en charteren in het op 10 minuten afstand gelegen Urubamba een taxichauffeur die ons incl. al onze bepakking de komende 3 uur langs een 2-tal bijzondere plekken in de omgeving rijdt. Een kleine 40 …
Yeah wifi hasn't been too hot the last couple of days, but we have been in the Amazon jungle, so what did I expect!
We're here now in ollantaytambo the night before the start of the inca trail. The altitude seems to be ok, none of us are suffering any ill effects...so far, fingers crossed for 4200 metres folks!
Sorry it's brief, but bedtime beckons!
... and also could make out Intipata, our next stop.
The descent to the Intipata terraces gave us views of the river and railway, and once we arrived at the ruins, we could see the final campsite we would be using. Because the campsite is the closest site to Machu Picchu, it is the most popular place to camp on the 3rd day but has limited spaces. This is one of the reasons why you need to book the tour as early as possible. Another reason is to ...
... of shoes again but this time with party of helpers. After about half an hour with 4 of us searching the town, following directions from the local guide and several ' there it is' exclamations from friends, we finally found the right shop. After all that they didn't even have the size and colour I needed. Win some loose some. This story does actually have a happy ending but it's a secret... Sssssshh. This afternoon we arrived in Ollyantaytambo, (great name) this is the last ...
... enjoy an incredible view. When we're 70 we want to be able to walk up all those stairs. And cycle. And, most importantly, ski. We have made a pact: at 70, we're going skiing together in our usual spot, the one we know each other from, as we've explained to so many people.
To finish off the day, we learn about natural dying methods and traditional weaving processes in Chinchero. D is fascinated.
Tomorrow, more ruins.