Villa Carmen Lodge
Travel Blogs from Peru
Returned to the bakery for breakfast but had a kale, egg and
ham pie followed by a manjar blanca (dulce de leche) horn – rico! Milk products
are big in these parts, with whole shops devoted to 10 different types of tasteless
rubbery cheese and 5 different flavours of caramel, including coco.
The 3 hour trip to Celendin wasn’t as scary as anticipated –
guess that bit is to come – nor as rough as most of the ...
Straight off in the morning as I knew it would be tough & no chance of a decent breakfast.
Got a colectivo to the junction with the main road, the desvio, and waited for something heading my way to come along. The kindly lady sweet sellers helped find me a ride – I was lucky to get one in 25 mins as it an exposed windy junction with no facilities.
Was a pickup trying to charge me 20 soles, a bit steep thought – tried asking the others ...
... Valley. We visited the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, these were absolutely beautiful. The views were spectacular. We stayed a night in Ollantaytambo and the following day boarded a train to Machu Pichu. Troy and I didn't have enough time to complete the Inca Trail so we cheated and caught the train and bus to the ruins. Machu Pichu is one of the most spectacular sights we have ever seen, words can't describe how beautiful this place ...
... No ‘conventional’ bathrooms.
The good news is that camping wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d remembered. Our first hike was to the camp lunch site. The porters zoomed ahead of us, and by the time we reached the lunch spot the dining tent was set up, and tea and hot towels were awaiting us. After a fantastic hot lunch, the porters packed up and zoomed ahead again to set up overnight camp.
By the ...
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