K'Uychi Punku Hostal
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... legs, had a little nap and was ready for some more UNO (yes it was the game of our hike!) We all felt a huge sense of achievement because everyone knows that Day 2 is the hardest but we were cautious not knowing what was in store for us on Day 3! Another early night with pretty much everyone in bed by 8.30pm.
Day 3: Pacaymayu to Winay Wayna
We started Day 3 with another cup of Coca Tea at our tent at 6am, got up and ready for what was in store. We had ...
... Their stretched piercings, which could reach the size of two inches, later inspired a Spanish nickname for the Inca people: orejones ("big ears").
As the train carried us closer, the valley narrowed, the surrounding peaks grew higher and the vegetation around became more jungly (I love that word!)
Machu Picchu, meaning "old peak", was first documented ...
... the hills from where there were fantastic views,
We also visited Temple Hill (the fortress) which overlooks the town.
Ollantaytambo is a small picturesque town that is quite busy at times due to all the tourists arriving to catch the train to Machu Picchu. However, we were really glad we spent some time here as it has a lovely feel about it.
... at an animal shelter where they rescue wild animals and birds- see the photos of parrots, vultures, a wildcat and a wild Peruvian dog.
Then we drove through the Urubamba Valley to Cuzco airport to fly to Juliaca on the shores of Lake Titikaka.
... In that tropical climate, the terraces and buildings quickly became covered in creepers and other vegetation, and with the access over the mountain top deliberately destroyed, from the farmed valleys below it soon came to look just like any other peak too steep to be worth climbing.
So it disappeared into history, like Sleeping Beauty’s castle in the storybooks, and the Spanish ...