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Travel Blogs from Cusco
... prior and had researched all the options on how to get to Machu Picchu. When I was feeling slightly better we met up and booked onto the Salkantay trek (with the company of the same name) that the Aussies from Huaraz had recommended. This isn't the cheapest option but you get better food and equipment and they were happy to accommodate our request to cut the trek by one day so we could get a bit extra time at M.P.
The trek left at the spritely hour of 5am, picking ...
... He says, before Incas there were other huge civilizations, as long ago as 20,000 BC. Cusco is in a big farming valley where quality crops are grown. The sacred mountain is "salca tay"? Salca means wild energy in Quechua. This is the Anta valley. (Are you thoroughly confused now? Because obviously I am!) There are parades now all over Peru for its independence from Spain celebrations (1821), July 28. We just drove thru ...
... crossing before we knew it. We were a bit nervous about doing the crossing at 2am but the officials weren't too interested and were pretty keen to get back to their youtube on the computers so stamped our exit of Ecuador and entrance to Peru without batting an eyelid! Then after a few more hours we were woken up by the bus driver yelling at us (Fussy, after one too many sleeping pills was in a zombie state, so Brooke was responsible for getting us and our bags on one of the ...
... teenagers going to the club opposite. Us old folk headed back and finished series two of prison break - rock and roll!
19th May - Today was the day we would finally check out of Cusco. It had began to feel like home so it was sad, but we still had the day to actually explore and see Cusco.
We checked out of the hostel and left our bags with them. We decided to have our Batti Mix (like a muller crunch corner) breakfast in the main square where there was some sort of ...
... and speak in Spanish! Watching the needles in the patients' mouths made me feel a lot more uneasy than I had expected so after a few more patients I headed outside to find another station to help with.
Today was a big soccer tournament at the soccer field beside the medical facility for all the school kids from neighboring elementary schools, which meant lots of kids who would get the chance to see a dentist for the first time ever ...
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