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... prepared to take flight in your face as people performed their morning business. We had to be up early this morning so that our porters could pack up the camp site, hike down to Aguas Calientes, and catch their G-adventure paid for public transportation home. For those of us hiking, we had to wait until 5:30am to get through the government checkpoint. While I tried to come to grips with how I was going to make it through the day, the rest of the group ...
... We passed by a house with a pet monkey, which almost stole a shoe of one of the guys.
We saw a lot of banana plants (which reminded me of my time in Australia when I worked on a banana farm) and then we even crossed a little waterfall. That part was slippery and I almost fell in the creek.
Not to mention we had to carry all our stuff.
After learning a bit about coca and cocaine and coca cola, the dinner was good and the stars looked amazing.
... spent the rest of our day in Machu pichu exploring the site with our group and then having a very well deserved leisurely lunch and celebratory drinks in the nearest town and on the train ride back to cusco.
So to summarise, the trail was physically demanding, the altitude made it even more of a challenge for adam, the steep drops made it a mental challenge for me, but we expected all of this to a degree and were rewarded in spades with an amazing journey and incredible site at the ...
... time. Sam took a funny video of one of the chasquis racing down the steps, followed by Alison carefully picking her way down.
I think Day 3 was my favorite because we moved through so many different kinds of terrain and had some areas where the grade change wasn't too dramatic. By comparison to the day before, it was incredibly enjoyable and easy. Just before the end of the day we arrived at Wiñay Wayna which is a fairly large area of terraced ruins. Our group had ...
... although we noticed a lot of young men hanging around who did not seem to have work, whereas all the women were busy working!
We caught up again briefly with Dr Mike who had climbed Wayna Picchu that morning (something I did three years ago and once was enough) and then it was time to get the train back to Cusco, a four hour journey that seemed to go quickly as we were fed, had Pisco sour and then the staff put on a fashion show ...