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These past 5 days have been the most difficult and most amazing of our trip, by far. I honestly have no words to describe how insanely cool and beautiful the experiences of the Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu have been, but I'll try my best.
Early (last) Monday morning we all said goodbye to our host families in Cusco and met in the main plaza at 3:30 am. Tired, excited, and a little anxious, we boarded a bus to Mollepata with a bunch of other hikers. Once we arrived ...
... including Ryan, Lewis, Patrick and Max. Max had moved into my room and as a fellow solo traveller we headed off to the bar to hang out. It turned out Max was doing a similar route to me, at least ovger the upcoming days so we ended up deciding to travel together (more on that in later posts I guess) which was cool as I'd been travelling solo the last week or so on buses etc. With the glorious weather still shining down, and a group of us back from food we decided ...
... had showers and then decided it was time to get some food and hit the beach. Though the hostel owner had said it was easiest to take a taxi to the beach we decided to find the way on our own and walked off in the direction of the water. After a couple of blocks we didn't really know where we were going and when a couple of locals started yelling out some things as we walked past we just assumed that once again they were either trying ...
... in the water. I really enjoyed relaxing but I was soon ready to get out and do something, so we visited a near by pier which turtles often swim around. We saw lots of them, from small babies to huge adults.The boys I was with jumped into the water to swim with them but found it impossible to see anything as the water was just not clear enough. It was however still an amazing day.
I was sad to leave Mancora, and all my new friends, I even checked out after my 3rd night ...
... 8217;s raw fish with lime and corn. REALLY popular with the locals. It was ok – one we had was really nice and the other was completely gross so it depends on what restaurant you go to.
New Tastes: Ceviche
International McDonalds Meal: No McDonalds
Local Beer: Trujillo Beer
La Palmera - $16 a ...