Taypikala Hotel Machupicchu
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Today we took a 1 3/4 bus ride to Ollantaytanbo to catch the train to Aguas Calientes (meaning hot springs in Spanish) which is known for it's natural pools. Aguas Calientes (now officially Machu Picchu Pueblo) is a small town at the bottom of the valley next to Machu Picchu, and the principal access point to the site. It's the last town for …
... and was very glad I did, because at times I just followed the man in front of me shoes!!! The path is basically cut out of the mountain side, at times it went though the jungle, but, at other times, it was just around the edge of the cliff, with a sheer drop to the floor - a long way below!!!! It was a case of 'I've started so I'll finish', but I had a couple of moments where I wasn't sure I would finish!! But I did!! At the end of the inca path was the inca bridge - there was ...
... abruptly when one of them got kicked in the face - by her sister. Then it was time for dinner. Once again the food was amazing and we started joking around that we were going to end up doing more eating than trekking in the next couple of days. This also birthed the idea to get our cook to prepare some local specialties that everyone had been talking about since we entered Peru - "cuy" or guinea pig. :o After dinner we played a few more rounds of cards ...
... While we were waiting we saw that we could do the full circuit, 4 hours round trip to the top of Waynapicchu and then down the other side to the great cave. We were sold and we set off at a comfortable speed waiting for our calves to warm up. We ran into some people from the trek and chatting to them for a few steps until we ran out of breath. The climb was steep and still a bit slippery from the rain, but the the sky today was pretty clear. Do over day had started off well. Some of ...
... on her dream vacation to Machu Picchu, which I just loved. Now, Machu Micchu is one of the seven wonders of the world, they don't half cash in on it. South America is pretty cheap to travel if you're careful, but Machu Picchu just blows the budget. We were hoping it was going to be worth all the dollar and early alarm calls. The train ticket was worth every penny ($85 one way), what many may not know (we wouldn't have unless mum had told us) is that the trip up to Machu ...