Hotel and Spa San Augustin Urubamba
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This morning we drove along the Urubamba River on the eastern side of the Andes to an Incan fortress called Ollyantaytambo. It was built in the early 1500's and includes fortress walls made of pink granite and green talanite (sp.) that were carried from approximately 20 miles away. An architect would make a small clay sample of the way the wall …
... dark before we knew it. The road was incredibly winding and narrow. As the first breaks of day started to emerge, we could see Aguas Calientes far below us, and the most magical towering mountains surrounding us. So exciting. Herded out the bus and into another queue, we sourced a guide. Through the pearly gates and a small climb to the main lookout point. Unbeleivable. It's another of those moments in life that is hard to describe. The ...
... Cappuccino the Burmese cat, and Chloe the alpaca. Such a homely place.
My room was very rustic with a fireplace the only form of heating (a basket of kindling and timber sat outside the room), with an equally rustic bathroom with a stone wall. A rough timber settee sat outside under a long verandah, overlooking a pretty garden.
After making the mistake of drinking tap water in Cusco the day before, I was ...
... by the altitude, and doesn't eat much of the amazing spread put out by the talented chefs - the food on this trip is better than any in our previous four months! The area where we are camping is quite
barren due to the altitude, and it gets well below freezing during the night - we all froze despite our many layers, sleeping back and alpaca wool blankets!
I awoke in the morning not feeling 100%, and was unable to eat the absolutely ...
... as well as some other travel friends Natalie and I have met along the way. This trip exceeds my last trip to Europe by a long shot and I still consider that one to have been amazing. I have been so fortunate in meeting some of the most amazing people and experiencing things that a small portion of people ever get to, I lay in bed every night and think about how lucky I am. All that said the travel bug bites hard and I keep trying to figure where I should go ...