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June 18th 2015
Published: June 18th 2015
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We have completed our pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. We opted for a 3 day trip, and the first day was a mountainous drive, then a downhill bike ride, and hotsprings in Santa Teresa. Second day was ziplining, a 3 hour walk along the railway to Aquas Caliente, a gorgeous walk, and we spotted a Cock of the Rock! The next morning we were up at 4, and hiked 1900 stairs up to the Machu Picchu gates. After a tour, and the sunrise!!! we also climbed Machu Picchu mountain. Needless to say, the long walk down was painful.

Machu Picchu is everything people say it is. Stunning, impressive, humbling. Also, no shade, no facilities inside the gates, and the entire site is stairs, and climbing up and down, so you need your health, and small children were NOT enjoying themselves.

All in all, a fantastic experience. It is now festival season in Cusco, and everyday there are traditional dances in the main square. Quite a colorful, lively place to be these next couple of weeks. s

We are volunteering with FairServices, at their children's project, WaaW. It is very well run, and their Spanish School is the result of

There is Machu Picchu, you can just see the back of it
extensive training for poor single mothers, who are now the instructors, earning a good wage! Yay FairServices!

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