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 …
... tour of the ruins. Regardless of being so tired I was really excited to learn about the history of Machu Picchu. I learned a lot and would love to write about all the things I learned but I think I'm going to spare you and whoever wants to learn can either go to Machu Picchu themselves or ask me when you see me next! I'm happy to have the pictures of me at Machu Picchu as they'll be really good reminders for when I am older but I overheard people say they didn't care to be ...
... well after our porters, with their enormous backpacks) by around 4pm. We relaxed, bathed our feet, and played cards with our fellow tourists. Dinner was at 6:45pm (after a round of afternoon tea - very civilised!) - and, as ever on this tour, was simple, but wonderful. We enjoyed the views of the snow-capped mountains in the distance before settling in to bed in our tents at 8pm. An early start the next day!
Day 2 is renowned as a very ...
... the next few days getting to know the area and our hosts; Caroline an American and her boyfriend Julian a Peruvian.
Julians family are indigenous incas and we were privileged to have lunch with them one Friday afternoon. We sat in the garden eating a variety of potatoes and salad. Apparently there are 2000 different types of potato here, and they say that they help with climbing mountains, so naturally they make up every meal for a Peruvian!
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