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Another morning of bread, jam and a very relaxed morning. Today we wanted to see a bit more of Cusco, as despite being here a fair while now we hadn't really seen many of the towns sites. We went in the free walking tour from the main square in Cusco. This started off slightly boring. Fair play to the guide as she was dipping in and out of English and Spanish very fast, yet so fast it was hard to tell when she ...
... with a plunging gorge either side, it's a two hour walk back to the town passing through terraces, sweeping around mountainous flanks and along cliff-hugging footpaths defended by stone doorways. There's even a short tunnel carved through the rock. The cliffs around the fort are honeycombed with hundreds of Inca tombs plundered by grave robbers. Having successfully walked down into Pisac we had to catch two local buses to our next town ...
... the rest of the day...(translated into 9 hours of walking down rocky cliff stairs with interludes of rocky up stairs to get back to 2500m above sea level that we started at the day before...I might create a 'build a bridge' fund for Cusco)....we got loads of photos and finally enjoyed the walk more than ever knowing we were on the runway home. Particularly enjoyable was the scatter ancient ruins, learning about the culture, learning that Tiffany's probably owes ...
... is incredible, every stone locks in perfectly with the next one. There's some road works going on near the main square which seems to have become an archaeological dig, with pipework and ancient walls all mixed together!
Our first trip out of Cusco into the Sacred Valley was to Moray and Maras. Moray was an Incan agricultural experiment site set in a valley where there are 15 man made terraces fed by a natural spring. ...
... t lie it was fairly dodgy at times and my legs turned to jelly a number of times. We then continued to hike downhill for another 16km or so (split by yet again another fantastic lunch) until we arrived at our campsite at Collpampa, followed by copious amounts of beer and food when we arrived at our camp for night 2 needless to say that night I had a much better sleep that night........(nada to do with the beers!!!). Wake up call on Day 3 was again at 6am where we headed ...