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... And the view from the top was definitely worth the effort it took to get there. What we missed covered in cloud the day before at the sun gate, we saw from the top of Huayna Picchu. You could see the sun gate and the trail we had taken down into the city as well as the windy, switch back road the buses take from Aguas Calientes. And all of Machu Picchu. Although they do say that most of Machu Picchu is actually underground. For every stone we can see above ground, there are at ...
... of sweaty walking is not a good combo! David then gave us a guide tour for an hour and half around the site which was really intresting and he showed us things I would have never seen before. We then had a couple of hours ourselves to have a look around and i was just mesmirised by it all. We then had to get the train back, which was lovely as had some great views and it was lovely to sit in a nice comfy seat! We arrived back in Cusco and then ended up ...
... name, but often called a shorter name meaning lord.
- We talked about the Chakana (Inca cross) which outlines their philosophy... the sacred animals (Codor, Snake, Puma), the number of worlds (underworld, current world, and afterlife), what one should do (work, live and love), and behaviours (don't be lazy, don't steal, don't lie). All of these are in threes.
- Just behind the main temple we moved up further to a sundial/ sun calendar. For the ...
Finally, it had its own spring of pure water which never dried up, so crops could also be grown successfully on walled terraces around the adjoining hillsides (that is if the farmers didn’t fall off the cliffs too often- just look how close to the edge the terraces were!
We were there in mid-winter, and it was a balmy 30 c on top of the mountain, with clear blue ...
... 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 ...