Travel Blogs from Cusco
... has got me really excited about the World Cup!
We then took in a tour of the Sacred Valley (given its name as it houses the Urubamba River. The route the river creates is the same shape as the Milkyway galaxy - the Incas were big on astrology). This gave us a real taster of what was to come with Machu Picchu. We went to see Inca ruins in Pisac, Ollantaytambo and few other villages. Our guide ...
... bottoms out at about 98 feet, and though the purpose of the ruins is uncertain, the depth and orientation to the wind and sun of these curious formations creates microclimates at each terrace level -- as much as a 27 degree difference from top to bottom. Factor in varying amounts of sun and wind. Coupled with a sophisticated irrigation system, it appears likely observation and study took place ...
... holding alfalfa - the other alpacas pushed in front of them to get to it! Our guide also showed us how they used their wool and spun it into a thread before dying it. We then had a wait for a bus back and a (relatively) uneventful bus journey back to Cusco and Patricia's. But it was a lovely way to end my time in Cusco. The next day I was up early and ready for my flight to Lima for the next part of the adventure - two weeks volunteering on an archaeological ...
... town. We went to a few local bars, all of us girls got our faces painted and we danced the night away till 4am. Was awesome to catch up with everyone after 2 weeks. First full day in the city, poor Lesley caught another tummy bug so Dane and I explored the city. It's a great place to stroll, every coble street leads you to something interesting and the Peruivan food is delicious!!We took it easy because the following day would be the start of our 4 day hike through the ...
... we've finally made it to the top of dead woman's pass. It had started raining when we were nearing the top which was quite nice to cool us down, by the time we got to the top the sun came out and we saw a rainbow stretch across the valley below. After a short break we started the 3 hour trek down to the campsite. This was a different type of hard as the issue was more on the knees and concentrating on not slipping over. As we were slowly making our way ...
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