Tikawasi Valley Hotel
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... Cuzco on the train last night.
Today I have visited Sacsayhuaman, popularly yet incorrectly prounounced Sexy Woman. It is another huge complex of impressive Inca walls made of giant stones. Even a formation of bricks in the shape of a llama. They were bright these Incas. I spent the afternoon asleep before wandering into Cuzco's main square for some photos and to take in the views. It is very touristy, which spoils it, and one is offered a massage with every step. That gets ...
... entrance and do not come in unless they are doing a tour. So it's just you and the site, peace and quiet if you want it, nobody to annoy you.
2) Being and seeing the site all day from hundereds of different angles, heights etc like I mentionned earlier is pretty special and unique.
THE CONCLUSION OF THE CONCLUSION!
You have to come here one day! Not just for Machu Picchu, but for the rest of Peru as well. We are having such a great ...
... to the west and was easily identifiable from the Quechua flag (rainbow colours) flying from its summit. We were close!
During the early morning I heard rain on the tent and my heart sank thinking the weather wouldn't be good for our day at Machu Picchu. Our group was up and having breakfast at 0345, a time I refer to as 'stupid o'clock!', then herded off to the checkpoint at 0415 that was five minutes walk from camp. We were second in line and luckily had a ...
... did not destroy it. 60% of Machu Picchu is under your feet! They
created an amazing drainage system 20 feet deep, with large stones at the bottom, then small pebbles then sand to prevent erosion. And they created a canal from the top of the actual Machu Picchu Mountain all the way to the city to bring fresh water.
Okay hopefully I have not bored you! And that you have enjoyed my words as much as my ...
... terraces, where we were able to take even more pictures. We twisted and turned through ancient corridors, huge stone structures designed with incredible precision to meet astrological events. We saw the curved wall of the Temple of the Sun - one window directly aligned with the Sun Gate, through which the first rays of the sun on December 22nd, the summer solstice, would shine, illuminating a rock in the shape of a puma. Through the other windows, on the same day, constellations ...