Ccapac Inka Ollanta Boutique Hotel
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... for worship, but the Spanish had other ideas….
The Incas were determined to try and stop their religious centre and gold falling into Spanish hands, and a party of the Machu Picchu faithful went back there for one last time, to move the treasure somewhere safer (presumably eventually found by the Spanish) and they destroyed the two access paths to the mountain top and left ...
The second day of our trek was super intense. We started off in the morning hiking uphill about 3 hours. It was pretty intense at times and quite difficult for me, especially considering nasal passages weren't exactly clear from my cold. But when we made it to the top we got a beautiful view of "big lake." At the top in the freezing wind we participated in a ceremony with cocoa leaves. We each held 3 cocoa leaves and held them out ...
... necessary before you enter.
One tip- If you happen to visit in late afternoon, do negotiate the price with the guide. As you are probably his last customer and he just want to close the day. I got the guide at 70 Soles, when the correct price is 150 soles. Indians, we are always good in bargaining. We can bargain, anywhere and everywhere shamelessly.
There are so many buildings and sites and each has its own unique feature. Too ...
... lunch then on our glass roof 'vista dome' train for 1.5 hours, well worth paying a bit extra for the great views through the top of the mountains. We can feeling the temperature changing and the humidity rising and it is great after always feeling cold. We reach Aguas Calientes and our hotel El Cabana is lovely. The de-humidifier in the room is a blessing as we find out the next day our travel companions and guide who stayed in a different ...
... was at the Novotel Hotel in Cusco.
Next day we spent two hours exploring the centre squares of Cusco, visited their local market, had a coffee overlooking the main square. Ran into a union demonstration, teachers, hospital and Municipal workers that was being addressed by a guy who sounded like Arthur Scargill. We didn'thang around to long as the local police looked armed for trouble.
Spent the afternoon at rest as we have a long bus ride tomorrow, 390 ks to Lake ...