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4:45 am breakfast
5 am in line for bus
6:15 am arrive Macchu Piccu
6:45 am sunrise
11 am. My Man and girls leave for a 2-hour hike up the Inca Trail
Macchu Piccu was built about 1400 and was only used for less than 80 years. The Incas left suddenly, before construction was finished. They seemed ...
... loved cuddles.
I had booked a community cultural tour for today, and decided I'd walk down the rough dirt road to the main road where I was to meet my tour guide. The dogs followed me again to about half way, where I gave them a stern order to go home, as instructed by Nancy. They did – such good dogs.
... coca plant it need to brought slowly from the tropical climate to the mountain. There is a 15 degree change from top to bottom. Also some sides get more sun, than the others.
Then it's off for the last stop Moras, the salt mines. It is thought that when the mountain were created, minerals were trapped in the mountain. The stream had runs out is very salty (I tried it). It is diverted into ...
... hopeless to be honest. I let myself go, still sitting though, listening to him singing non stop. Few minutes and BOOM! I realise that I go in something new, I am "Mareado" at last, the kind of opening state you are before getting the visions. I feel like being slow, behind everything that is hapening around me. All my senses are opened crazy. And it is a bix mix: constant thunderlights on the background, bats go crazy above my head, some rats fight behind me and ...
... carry each piece to Ollyantaytambo to be assembled like legos.
We walked 200 steps to the top and saw amazing views of the Andes and the Urubamba valley below.
After the hike, we stopped at a local bar to taste the official drink of Peru, corn beer. We got a lesson in how corn beer is made and of course had a taste.
Our next stop was to a local primary school that OAT supports called Pucruto. 10% of traveler money goes to a local ...