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Published: August 1st 2008
hiking after being ill...
So we´re still in Cusco at the moment. This would have to be my most favourite place in the world at the moment!! It has cobble stone streets everywhere (with lots of huge hills I might add!!). There is Inca stone in every inch of the place. I am - in a slightly twisted way - lucky that I got sick in Cusco, as I had to spend the time whilst Nick was doing the Inca Trail, here.
I now consider myself Peruvian and a local of Cusco - I wish!! I cannot tell you how beautiful the people are here. When I was sick the hotel staff were so concerned. And still now that I have recovered from the altitude, they still ask of my health.
Nick not only conquered the Inca Trail - he basically flew through it. Nick apparently did it so fast he beat all the porters (who do this trek on a daily basis and pretty much run the trail) to the top of Dead Womans Pass which stands around 4600 m high. Did me proud!
I then met Nick at the Sun Gate for Sunrise which didn´t really happen as
Nick holding up the Inca stones...
we couldn´t have had a worse day for the weather. There was so much cloud and rain around it was hit and miss with the pictures. However, Machu Pichu was still as breathtaking as I envisioned. We spent around 6 hours exploring it as much as we could - however the later you get - the more tourists seem to arrive.
We have a couple of days to chill out in Cusco and shop (Yeah baby!!) . Yes Jo - I remember you like earrings =)
I honestly think someone up above has a little vendetta against me though as I now have the flu! This better be the last of all this nonsense!!
Anyway - we better be off. only a few photos on here for you!
nick n jacs xxx
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