Casa de Campo Hotel
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... a great view back into the valley that has been my home for two months now, Adriana and I took another mini bus over some very high snowy mountains to the town of Santa Teresa where we spent one more night, and the late afternoon and evening in the most wonderful hot spring pools. By now, approaching the fabled Shangri La of Peru, we were joined in the pools by the proverbial hordes of trekkers, most of whom were in hiking parties on parts of the Inca Trail.
... bikes from Holland heading to the same hotel in Puno.
We wondered if the countryside would change when we got to Peru but it did not. However the farming plots seemed larger, there were more houses and the towns appears to be bigger. We were still travelling at around 4000m in altitude along Lake Titicaca, the largest and highest fresh water lake in the world at 3812m.
We made good time to Puno having gained an hour as we crossed into Peruvian time. We ...
... in a real hurry, even leading to some theories it was aliens who built and inhabited this wonder. In truth, it's believed that they were warned or an impending attack by the Spanish Conquistadors, and immediately left for a better manned Incan city where they'd have a better chance of survival. As fate would have it, the Spanish never did find it, which is why it's the lost city. Every other Incan city was discovered and documented by the Spanish. In ...
... now and having
seen Saqsaywaman, or at least its remains, creates a vivid picture of battles. The
reason in fact that only 20% of the ruins remain is because soon after the
battle the walls of Saqsaywaman were torn down and used as material for the
Spaniards to build their houses in Cusco.
After our history lesson we headed back to Plaza de Armas
for Oli’s birthday dinner, where I had reserved a prime spot, the ...
... tambos, e.g. Ollantaytambo further down) at regular intervals and bigger villages at bigger distances. Similar to the Romans they had messengers to provide fast communication and legend has it that fresh fish offerings were brought up from the coast using this system. One theory is that the Incas regarded Cusco as the head and the Sacred Valley as the body of a puma, which is one of their sacred animals, and organised things accordingly. Similar to the Mayans, ...