Hotel Sol Plaza Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... pools, then process the salt left behind, selling it on a cooperative basis. The economic aspect is fascinating, but the visual impact of the terraces, carved out of a hillside of the Urubamba Valley, is what attracts the most attention from visitors.
Last activity of the day was a train ride down the valley along the rushing Urubamba River, from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, our base for tomorrow's venture to Machu Picchu!
... We get to the entrance and I see these are hundreds of salt ponds are an area called Moras.
These salt ponds have been farmed for centuries, and each set of ponds is owned by a specific community, like property. The source of the ponds is an underground spring that passes across a giant underground stone mineral which makes the water super salty (I tasted it, it's more salty than the ocean!). The water then flows into the ponds. This spring has been going since ...
... something from the menu and paid for it, Valentino cooked for us and our food was brought to us by the assistant chef! Quite a surreal experience, especially after the exertions of the last few days - I could have quite easily believed that I dreamt it all! On Friday we were all up and ready to get the bus up to Macchu Picchu at 5.30am. The buses start running at 5am and if you want to be on the first bus, you have to be waiting in line at 3am! But having already seen it, it wasn't ...