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Published: January 29th 2011
Inka Terraces at Pisac Ruins
Where they cultivated many varieties of potato, beans, corn and fruit
Wow what an amazing week! Dave and I split up to see Machu Pichu, the Inka ruins, in different ways. So we now have different stories to tell! We are learning lots about the ancient civilizations in Peru and other regions through the museums and our tour guides at the top of Machu Pichu. In part of our amazing journey, was an interesting visit to both our intestines, of travelers diarrhea (from local bacteria! yay!), both of which are better now. Nothing like really appreciating a nice solid bowel movement after you experience the Machu poo poo! Haha! This is what makes the adventure so much more magical. Appreciating the small things....like everyday things. Much love from Peru! Enjoy the pics!
I Hiked the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu, a grueling 5 day, 87 km hike. I was with a group of thirteen, and the hike took us from the charming village of Mollepata up to the glaciated peaks of the Peruvian highlands and then a final decent through lush forests to Machu Picchu. The toughest part of the hike was on day two, when we climbed the high pass of 4650 metres or about 3 miles
Where they buried their mummified dead in a fetal position.
above sea level, but the views were well worth the effort. It was fairly easy going after that, a long haul down into the forested slopes..
The two of us spent a few more days in Cusco, taking in some more of the historic sites in the area, and we also had a few Spanish lessons at a nice school in town.. We are currently in Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca which is the worlds highest navigable lake and one of the biggest lakes in the southern hemisphere. The shore of the lake is a whopping 3860 metres above sea level! It is definately breathtaking in more than one way..
Hasta luego, D y T
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