San Agustin Urubamba Hotel
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Beautiful hotel in Urubamba. Quite isolated and not much to do in the city, but after a very long day we had dinner and went to sleep.
We took a 1hr flight from Lima to Cusco this morning. Driving would take 22 hrs,. Cusco is 13 degrees south of the Equator and has a population of 600,000 people. We start at an elevation of 10,800 ft. The moment I get off the plane I feel light headed and my vision is a bit blurred. We're offered a cocoa leaf candy and that seems to help almost …
... the more hidden Inca ruins, across rickety bridges and even past an incredible waterfall...I don't want to say too much about the walk as words literally could never do it justice, but hopefully the pictures will! Our walk lasted about 6 and a half hours, when we then arrived at our hotel, 'the sanctuary lodge'- we are extremely lucky as our hotel in the only residence next to Machu Picchu and this means ...
... total of 2 in the jungle. It was also mostly downhill and to be honest, it was painful. But I was with my tent partner and we kept up the encouragement and laughter and we made it to the campsite for the second night. This was when I realized I probably strained a tendon in my ankle and the bruising of my toe began. The campsite here was nothing to brag about, but I got some sleep and we were up at 6 the next day to start day 3. More down hill, lots of small paths and ...
... number of other
herbs I'd not seen before. My aim is to find a book about these ancient practices – so many
plants have healing properties that we are unaware of.
On the way to the next farm we passed some men who had just slaughtered a pig. My curiosity had me asking how they do that here – very humanely I was pleased to know. They cut their carotid artery with one swift stab, killing them instantly. The next process ...
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