One Crazy Train Ride!
Aguas Calientes Travel Blog› entry 4 of 6 › view all entries
March 22nd, 2007 – by: jmaretich
Finally we headed out, up a road with at least a dozen switchbacks and narrower than any road back home. Incredibly, we met and passed 3 buses on the way up. Lord! I'm this close! Don't let us roll off the mountain. We arrived, entered, and I followed the trail to the left, nearly running up the slope to burst out of the foliage and be presented with the classic postcard view of Machu Picchu! I'm not ashamed to admit I shed a tear or two.
Our guide was knowledge, gracious, and patient with all our questions, and I don't think more than 20 other people were present in the entire park. As we were leaving for the day, our guide casually mentioned that hiking Huayna Picchu was something that shouldn't be overlooked. So several of us decided to set our alarm clocks to take the 5:30 a.m. bus to Machu Picchu, see the sunrise and conquer Huayna Picchu.
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