La Quinta Eco Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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... were both exhausted and in the end decided just to head back to Aguas Calientes. I don't regret that decision. We saw Machu Picchu and I have to admit it's a bit overrated too. The amount of tourists and the fact that you have to be herded as a group going in the same direction really takes away from the experience. And there are only so many of the same photos you can take. Back in Aguas Calientes we found a cute little basement bar and had some food and frozen lemonade and waited ...
The 42km Road to Machu Picchu
I went into the Inca Trail having no expectations except that it would be hard and it would be cold. What I didn't realise was that it would be the most physically demanding and mentally draining experiences of my life, a 4 day hike across 42km and varying heights of altitude, which was all worth it upon reaching the sights of Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Ollantaytambo to Huayllabamba
Our group of 20 set out from the ...
... in advance
- Moving into another section of ruins we sad the Espejos De Agua (water mirrors). The theory is that these pools of standing water would have been used as mirrors in a room with no roof, but lots of flowers and ornaments.
- We finished the guided tour in the Condor temple - a temple constructed to look like a condor in flight, with a head, body (which is where the temple was constructed so that offerings could be left for the condor) and 2 ...
... with. I am determined to answer for you all the questions I had about the place!
It was built around 1450, for the Inca empire leader and Emperor Pachacuti (Cuti to his friends) but after his death a bloody civil war of succession erupted between his sons, and in order to better fight the war around Cusco and further afield, it was mothballed around 1550.
By coincidence, at ...
... alpaca and sheep wool. Only natural products are used for the dyes, and they were all laid out for me to see. One was really fascinating – inside the big fat leaves of those cactus plants you see everywhere lives a mite that eats the inside fruit and creates littleballs of white chalk-like droppings. When you crush this substance, it turns to a deep bloody maroon colour. Our hosts mother then came
out and showed how they spin the wool – ...