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Amazing Cusco

Walk See Eat Sleep in Cusco and Repeat

“Already breathless” and we had just landed in Cusco, Peru.  We had arrived two weeks early to acclimatize for our four day  Machu Picchu trek.  At 3,400m above sea level, you could expect to feel lightheaded,  with sudden onset of headaches, nausea and lethargy expected but for Duncan to get it 5 minutes after landing was a bit of a worry.    ...

Peru, Machu Picchu, Day 4

Machu Picchu Day 4 We Made It

 Machu Picchu day 4 and we made it! A very early start at 3.30am on the Machu Picchu trail which enabled us to be one of the first groups at the check point at 4.3oam for the 5am  opening.  This last part of the trail from Winayhuayna takes about 1.5 hours and is clearly marked, we were trekking in the dark so head lamps were required by all of us, some sections were...

Peru, Machu Picchu, Day 4

Machu Picchu Day 3 Another Tough Day

 Day Three of Machu Picchu 5am on the morning of Day 3 of Machu Picchu, we were welcomed with a cup of tea and a wake up call.  We stepped out of our tents to see the most magnificent sight of snow capped mountains that surrounded our camp site. It was dark last night when we arrived and we did not see where our campsite was positioned. The cold morning air chilled...

Peru, Machu Picchu, Day 4

Machu Picchu Day 2 Melt Down Day

Day Two on the Machu Picchu Inca Trail Was A Melt Down Day   5am in the camp site on the Inca Trail of Machu Picchu.  We heard the movements of the porters and our guides going from tent to tent waking everyone with a cup of hot coca tea which helped the altitude sickness. The porters bring us boiled water to fill up our drink bottles. Today was considered the...

Peru, Machu Picchu, Day 4

Machu Picchu Day 1 A Tough Day

Our adventure to Machu Picchu! What a challenge! Day One Early Start to Machu Picchu The day had arrived to start the Inca Trek to Machu Picchu.   We felt nervous and excited all at the same time but your mind plays games with you, fear steps in.  We are 57 and 56 years of age – two Australian Baby Boomers off on an adventure.  Jane had never trekked  or camped...

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