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... food and shops. Our first day we did the walking tour of the city where we had a taste test of some Alpacha steak and more Pisco sours and then a little tram bus tour that took us to the wider areas including a statue of Jesus over looking the city and around a local inca site called Sachsayhuman (pronounced a bit like sexy woman-a joke we ...
... the day was really either a slight hill or flat.
The second day was literally 7 hours of walking up hill (making our 10 minute climb the day before seem a little less hard). There was nothing easy about this day. We had a 7am start and finished hiking just after 2pm. There were points where we thought we may not make it. Miriam even considered jumping of the edge of the mountain. But once we made it to the top (Dead Womans' Pass) it was such ...
... After lunch and my nap we relaxed and toured the resort grounds a bit before heading to an optional side tour of Pablo Seminario's pottery factory (just a small handful of the group went). Pablo is a very famous local artist and we had a wonderful tour of his workshop areas and we were able to see how his craft has developed into an art with a huge following (that has now gone international thanks to social media).
We had the honor of ...
... and we had to show our passports. This is due to the fact that they strictly limit the amount of people allowed on the famous trail each day. The porters also packed up their bags and at the checkpoint they have to weigh their bags because there is a 25kg limit that they can carry on the trail for their own safety. 25kg is a lot to be hiking with, it's a bit over 50 pounds. It looked really heavy but a small part of me wanted to try it, just for a few minutes. The hike started ...
... beautiful air hostesses in the middle of the roads directing the traffic around the narrow alleyways and car horns blare incessantly as impatient drivers wait for tourists to get out of the road!
In these cities history isn't confined to the museums, it comes to life as as you walk around. We visited Cusco, Machu Picchu and many of the other Inca ruins scattered over the landscape and marvelled at their impossible stonework (which was very much ...
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