Woke up at 430 this morn to make the first bus to Machu Picchu at 530. I dont know if it was the excitement of this long awaited attraction or what, but I felt loads better! Got up to Machu Picchu in time to watch the sun rise.
It was breath taking... simply stunning. We climbed to the top and looked down over the whole city and walked around all day I even caught a little nap atop of it all. The temperature was perfect and the skies were gorgeous with brilliant stonework all over. It really left me speecheless so ill just let ya´ll enjoy the beauty....
We took the bus back to Aguas Calientes and watched some world cup soccer as we waited for our train back to Cusco, which was scheduled to leave at 4pm. We got to the station at 330 and found out that there was no 4pm train. Apparently someone had forgotten to notify me... of course. There was only at 530 and a 7o´clock train. We crossed our fingers for the 530 train...
In the words of Devin the Dude:
¨Either by bus, plane, train, 15 passenger van,
another show that we must go lets get there fast as we can...¨
luckily made it on the 530 train outta there. It was a 2 hour ride to Ollyanta and then (because of the flooding in February) we had to take a 2 hr, 15 person bus from there to Cusco. We finally made it back, grubbed down and passed out smiling...
A quote for you:
¨Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health, nothing is worse for your health than boredom.¨