Casona Plaza Hotel AQP
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... onto the adjoining train carriage,standing room only. They were however consoled with the fact that the exact same journey cost them $4. We arrived into Aguas Calientes in time for a heftily priced breakfast before completing our final leg of the tiring journey by taking a minibus upto the park entrance. Machu Piccchu is an awe inspiring sight. Having seen so many pictures and heard so many people's stories of there travels there, it was hard to comprehend I was actually there. Machu ...
... easy here. I have been asked to come and watch the hotel for them in the spring while they go on vacation. Who knows? I just might do it! Connie - Innkeeper! Hope you enjoy today's photos. I leave for my "tour of the country" tomorrow morning. This is the one that I missed last year when I fell and hurt myself. So, no falls this year. The only doctor I know in this country is a dentist, so I can't have any medical emergencies other than dental! Until tomorrow, Caio! ...
... nonetheless. In addition to no cars there is no electricity or warm water. The hostel was a small room with a bed and torchlight is the only source of light which keeps things interesting! It was another early rise on day 2. We left the hostel at 5am for our 3 hour ascent up the canyon. As the sun does not rise over the canyon until about 7am the initial part of the hike is by torchlight and can be pretty cold as you rise in altitude. It is a pretty tough hike initially as ...
... lie-in, we set off to scale one of the nearby dunes so that we could see what lay behind Huacachina's walls of sand. After a tiring climb we reached the closest peak, out of breath and with shoes full of sand. The view waiting for us was truly spectacular - a fairytale expanse of empty, rolling desert that could have been plucked straight out of the Sahara. We sat mesmerised for a few minutes before bounding, limbs flailing, down the incredibly steep dune, ...
... the oasis and not ideal before a big ascent. Beca decided to extend his relax at the Canyon oasis for that night, opting to catch up with other tourists walking tomorrow morning, to avoid the burning afternoon sun. Waving goodbye, and saying farewell to our friend we began our climb.
The climb was tough having already done 5 hours of trekking in the morning. After a couple of hours of relentless up, every step became an effort as overwhelming exhaustion ...
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