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The Group at Machu Picchu  

The Group at Machu Picchu

Day 63 - Machu Picchu

May 24th 2010
The day started with a surreal wake up at 3:15am, a porter shaking the tent but not saying anything for a few minutes until he finally woke us... felt like part of a dream! The porters had a train to catch at 5:15am, a good 40 minute run away, so tents were dismantled around us and the camp disappeared. Breakfast was a rushed affair.. too early for most to eat, but I managed to find space for 5 bi ... read more
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