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... that the world was a living being. The mountains are alive, the skies are alive. The world is a perpetual energy. Very interesting and incredibly atmospheric as during his 'world is alive' speech a dense mist engulfed the mountains and the ruins, strking from our views the river in the valley below.
Our campsite was on a hill and the tents next to a drop into a bushy area ten metres below. Harry was convinced he'd fall in, but somehow survived. That evening we ...
... system. There is actually a 2 degree Celsius difference between each terrace. The Incan population was exploding and they needed to introduce different types of crops so they experimented with seeds on each terrace to see which climate produced the best crop. Pretty ingenious if you think about it. To get to this laboratory we drove through the village of Moray. In the main square is a statue of a man, woman ...
... and just being there is a good feeling.
Well, it's definitivelu worth it, even getting altitude sickness and all :-) It's magical, it's interesting, the views and panoramas are impressive, it's shrouded in mystery.
What is special as well is that your are ALL DAY with the site. You see it from hundreds of different angles. Even climbing the moutains, it's there, looking at you, it's with you. You go inside, ...
... sheer cliffs and Conchamarca, a small Inca dwelling. Then the trail meandered through rainforest that reminded me of the overland track in Tasmania where the trees are encased in moss.
Once again the path climbed towards the third and last pass of the walk at 3700m. I thoroughly enjoyed this section as it undulated gently towards the pass and included an Inca tunnel, carved out of the rock. Just before the pass we stopped to admire the view of the mountains ...
... Shortly after, they lost the war and it was the end of the Incan Empire.
The Incan population went from 15 million to 1 million in just 5 years. It was said that the
remaining Incans retreated to a hidden town or the lost city. So in 1911 whenHiram Bingham, a history professor from Yale learned of the Incan empire and the possibility of the lost city, he went on an expedition to find it. When on the search ...