Peru 2008: Day 4 - Sacred Valley Tour and back to Cuzco
Ollantaytambo Travel Blog› entry 8 of 11 › view all entries
November 9th, 2008 – by: jenniparks
First stop was a couple of markets. First a small market on the highway as we made our way to the larger and famous Pisac market. We picked up a few things at the first market and practiced bartering in broken spanish. At the Pisac market (which is very large and held 2x a week) we saw both the tourist sections and the streets set aside for the native people to barter goods with each other- mostly farm products and clothing.
Back on the bus we headed to the Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo. They were amazing! Not as spectacular as Machu Picchu of course, but still pretty cool. They were built so high- so many death defying steps to climb.
We left Ollantaytambo and headed for some other ruins on the way back to Cusco. When we arrived at the ruins I couldn't accompany Jon to climb them. Instead, I sat on the grass at the base of the site clutching my stomach which was increasingly painful. By the time Jon returned from the tour of the site i was in tears, sweating and literally crying for my mother. Within 5 minutes on the bus back to Cusco I started vomiting and didn't stop for more than 24 hours. 24 hours! The good news was since I was so sick the tour bus dropped us off right at our hotel, first stop back in Cusco.
Although we were supposed to tour Cusco that evening for a night out on the town, we never left the hotel room at Ninos as I was very very sick. I've never felt so horrible in all my life.
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