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Friday 6 -Saturday 7 November
Cuzco is a city with thin air, boundless colour, mostly sweet smells, markets with unthinkable produce on sale, vibrant , lovely food and organised traffic chaos. These attributes have made our visit to this city memorable.
Annette and Stephen are very humbled by the municipality seeing fit to celebrate our union by naming a street after us. See photo.
On our first day we were ...
... get to Poroy train station just outside of Cuzco to head to Machu Picchu. We upgraded to the 'vista dome' option which gave amazing views of the surrounding mountains and river. Perurail was excellent, but slow. The train managed to creep along in 4 hours to cover a staggering 57 miles. We got a snack though, so Andrea was happy. Interestingly, the train zig zagged to descend 40m in less than 5km by reversing for a short distance. We arrived around 9am at ...
For those of you who might come here one day, here are some additional notes and what I would do differently if I were to do it again:
1) I would NOT take a guide. These guys are on a schedule and rarely, if never, want tomdeviate from their usual route. The trails are obvious, and with a good topo map there is no risk to get lost or get it wrong.
2) I would plan 7 days (instead of 4) to make sure everybody in the group is acclimatised, to ...
... the collective to Cusco. It sits at the train station waiting for passengers, when full it leaves with luggage strapped to the top of the van.
We found our B&B quite easily after getting dropped off in the main square of Cusco. We just showed the taxi driver the address and sat back and relaxed, It seemed like a long drive all uphill and we were worried about getting back to town. No problem, next to the ...
... cathedral and a series of equally imposing churches cast the cobbles into shade, while mountains rise bending the owner level buildings on the other two sides. In the centre of the square, a statue of Tupac Amaru, a local man who ferociously fought off the conquistadors, glitters in golden glory, remembered for all time. We ventured into the Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus quite by accident, mistaking its grandeur for the cathedral, and it turned out to be a beautiful mistake to ...