Peru Entry #4

WE MADE IT TO MACHU PICCHU!!!!
The protest finally ended yesterday. So the roads were opened back up for travel. We still couldn’t take the train out of Cusco. We had to drive about an hour+ to the city of Ollantaytambo to catch the train. So our day started at 5a.m. being picked up at the hotel for our journey to Machu Picchu.
On the way to the train we would see some of the road blocks that were blocking the road the day before. It was mostly rocks blocking the streets so cars couldn’t get by.
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This was our view from he train on our way to Machu Picchu
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You first arrive in the town of Aguas Calientes. From there you take 20 minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu.
Walking to the bus station.
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We have arrived. We were excited!
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This is the view from Machu Picchu. Not bad.
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We had a blast just wandering around the ancient Incan Ruins. I still can’t get over how they pulled this place off. It is so high in the mountains. These temples are built on the sides of cliffs with massive rocks. I was worn out just hiking around this place. I can’t imagine if I had 100lb boulders on my back.
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I loved the wild llama’s hanging out
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Stephanie is making a friend
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Check out these little guys we saw wandering around the walls
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I had to stop this wall from falling
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So while wandering around we discovered there is another ancient Inca site even higher up the mountain. It’s called Wayna Picchu. It’s about an hour hike straight up. So we said we have come this far. Why not go all the way. We heard the view was amazing.
Here is Stephanie getting ready to take on the hike.
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Almost to the top.
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Keep going wife we are almost there.
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We made it. Like my friend Mark would say after a long hike. We bagged Wayna Picchu.

Looking down on Machu Picchu
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There are these amazing ruins up here also.
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When we made it to the top it started dumping rain. It made the hike back down interesting.
A couple quick shots of us just before we started back down. We had to put the cameras away after this. It was raining way to hard.
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We made it to the bottom with no injuries. Here is Stephanie pointing up at the mountain we just conquered. We were really worked after that mountain. Hiking at these high altitudes made it that much harder. But we loved every minute of it.
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A few more shots before we headed out.
These stone walls are like a puzzle. They made all these stones fit together so perfectly.
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One of our little friends had an itch.
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We had such an amazing day. This place is a must see. Put this at the top of your places to see list.

Today we jumped on a plane for Puno. To explore Lake Titicaca. More amazing places to see. Be sure to check back soon for Lake Titicaca.

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5 Responses to “Peru Entry #4”

  1. Suzy Luedke ~Kennedy Says:

    It’s like studying geography all over again. Those sites are awesome!

  2. [ b ] Says:

    that place looks beautiful!

  3. Jennifer Wells Says:

    Beautiful photos!!! Looks like you guys had an awesome anniversary.

  4. Mark Cafiero Says:

    Awesome man! I’m so glad you made it there! I love every one of your photos so much. Especially the rock wall with the window (8th down) that will make for a cool BW print. Strong work on that hike, too.

  5. Carina Lindgren Says:

    WOW! These pic’s are amazing! The colors are so rich….You’ve got the travel bug in me so excited! I can’t keep up! I’m planning an Egypt trip, but now I want to go to Peru too!:) Happy travels!

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