Visiting Machu Picchu
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Well after five days of trekking, we finally made it to Machu Picchu and it is absolutely one of the most incredible sites I have been to (which as most of you know are a fair amount…) We arrived really early in the morning, and while there was no great sunrise to speak of, seeing the ruins shrouded in mist was amazing. The fact that the Inkans managed to build it and all of the other sites like Ollantaitambo and Sacsayhuman with the precision they did back in the 1400’s and that they were really only in power for a little over one hundred years seems bizarre.
Americo gave us a very thorough, several hour tour and description of the history and culture of the Inkans and the various
My knees opted to take the bus down the hill to Aguas Calientes instead of walk and, just to make me feel less manly, as the bus started the descent, a nine or ten year old kid dressed in traditional Inkan garb started yelling “Hello! Hello!” at the bus and proceeded to run down the really steep, uneven steps between the switchbacks, generally beating us and waiting to gleefully chant at each switchback.
Once back in Aguas Calientes, we had lunch (and an ice cold beer J) and then headed to the train station to catch the train back to