Travel Blogs from Cusco
... used river sand and river stones to polish the stones smooth. Immediately opposite Ollantaytambo on the facing mountain face were two large structures sitting high up the mountain. These were used as storage facilities, as higher is colder, and with large windows allowing the air to blow through. Leaving Ollantaytambo we drove up to Chinchero which is a small Andean town sitting at 3750m above sea level. Here we came to see huge terraces constructed by the Incas where they grew ...
... uprising, and consequently, took drastic (and wholly unnecessary and paranoid) measures to crush them. but in reality, all they were crushing the spirits of a kind, hard working people who never wished harm on anyone, nieghbor or government. its written in easy to read first person from the perspective of a gentle house wife. ITS ILLEGAL IN EL SALVADOR! its a good book.
... paths with sheer drops of hundreds, of feet ( guard rails are few and far between!) until we get to the next peak where we go through a tunnel to the next peak where we get great views of the agricultural terraces, the residential area and the, very tempting, taxis waiting in the car park. Resisting temptation we retrace our steps back to the Mirador where Carolyn decides we should take an alternative route back. I am convinced that this route ...
... get a bit crazy. Got an overnight bus from Nazca to Cusco last night. It was a 15 hour journey up windy roads but it wasn't too bad because the bus was really nice. Big seats that reclined quite far, tv's in the back of each seat, breakfast and they even played a game of bingo. So I've been out of breath pretty much since I arrived. Planning on spending at least the next week here so I'd better get used to it. Very excited for the week ...
We went to bed early doors and got up at 4am to be at the control gate at 430am to start walking at 5am. It was a uphill battle of step after step 1900 steps to be exact! We were around the first 50 people up there and got in to Machu Picchu with no one there taking in the opportunity to get as many photos as possible before the 3000 tourists would ruin them. We met up with our crew and ventured the massive hike up Machu Picchu mountain. Wow ...
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