Monday, 29 September 2014

Friday 26 September, 2014

This morning we went to the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo to see a home of the locals, complete with many guinea pigs which are a huge delicacy here. 
Then it was time to take the train through Urumbamba to Machu Picchu. What a beautiful relaxing trip following the river.  

Still trouble breathing and a pretty severe headache so had oxygen on the train which really helped. Machu Picchu means Old Mountain and is known as the "Lost city of the Incas". The altitude is 2453 metres high and was mapped by a German cartographer Herman Gohring in 1874. I don't know what I was expecting but it didn't seem to look anything like the photos I had seen.
We spent several hours climbing up and around the ruins. It is a huge place. Coming in the afternoon is good as most people were heading home. We saw the Temple of the Three Windows, Temple of the Condor, the Inkas house and the agricultural sector.
We had a scrumptious dinner at the beautiful hotel, but I am going to do a separate blog about that.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you were a little disappointed with Machu Pichu but it could be because you weren't feeling the best, It looks pretty amazing to me. Nice room.