La Casa de Barro Lodge & Restaurant
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... ruins and see hundreds of holes honeycombing the cliff wall. These are Inca tombs, incredible to imagine how the Incas could get them there. These tombs were plundered by grave robbers for the gold that was stored in them and other treasures.
At this point we were really tired after such a full day. A quick dinner and bed in readiness for Machu Picchu tomorrow.
... adjustment! The driving is ridiculous here too, I've mentioned it a few times already but it still shocks you. 80% of the cars we see would be defected at home! including taxis and buses. We seen a police officer writing a ticket for someone who they pulled over and I couldn't help but think what in the world he could be getting a ticket for? "Yeah Mate that's a fifty buck fine for wearing a seatbelt. Don't let me catch ya again." Last night I sore some police stop in the middle ...
We were told day two would be the most challenging of the 4 day trek and it certainly lived up to expectation. A steep sloped mountain needed to be climbed and we began early. Our guide woke us early and to our surprise had brought coffee and tea to our doorstep. This got us moving and packing, the night had been cold and it was hard to leave the comfort of my sleeping bag. Today we were allowed to trek by ourselves as king as we stopped at each checkpoint. 2 hours of steep slopes and ...
... a translator explained on my behalf "I'll need all the help I can get in my new role as a wife". She laughed and taught me a new way of cutting one of the 4,200 varieties of Peruvian potatoes. The "cooktop" was a clay box with a fire underneath, a far stretch from what we (Dave) are used to at home.
Apart from the massive amounts of food we consumed, Raqchi has the largest Inca temple in Andean territory and 10m circular store granary huts used to support the ...
... of a local tradition.
Clearly this is not a tourist market only. The locals were purchasing their meat and produce, even buying their Sunday supper and eating here. And there were plenty of men and women around the Chicha tubs enjoying their "corn beer."
They looked liked they were really enjoying themselves.
After the market we drove back to the valley to visit the town and temple of Ollantaytambo. ...