Keep on trekkin'
Trip Start Jun 01, 2011
26Trip End May 05, 2012
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What I did
Hiked the free ruins with Couchsurfers
After we finished with the ruins we walked down around the town and found a stand-alone doorway in the middle of someone´s field so we went and took pictures there before exploring the ancient city a bit. Just in case you don´t know, Ollantaytambo is the only inhabited Incan city. It's really pretty and relaxing apart from the hoards of tourists. The original architecture is spectacular. You can also take the train from here to get to Machu Picchu and the famous Inca trail begins nearby. When I went in 2009 we stopped there for breakfast and arrived at the crossing bridge for the trail about 15 minutes later
While the four of us were walking around we encountered a soccer game! We only stayed for a bit but I thought it was nice for them to see how at any event there are women selling dinners and they store them in a pot or sack and wrap them with blankets or heavy sacks to keep the warmth in. Those women are always there along with the beer vendors (yes, of course they're kept in water to "chill" them).
It started sprinkling so we decided to head back to Urubamba.