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6.11.10: Cusco, Peru

Cusco Day Three

Today we woke up, made breakfast in our hostel and went to the spot we made the reservation for the Machu Picchu Trek to pay and get all the info for the next day. He walked us through everything we needed to know and I am super stoked!!! Our destination for the day will be to the small pueblo, Santa Maria (1,430 mtrs high). rolling hills and snow capped peaks of the Vilcanota Mountain Range that we will bike for four hours with an option to white water raft at the end. Day 2 we will be entering the outer jungle . We will even have a chance to visit a local Coca Plantation on the way. This day is the hardest and we will be hiking for 18 miles.
Day 3 will be an even more tropical climate still as we draw nearer and nearer to the ancient city. We will walk for 5 – 6 hours by the truck road to Hydro-Electric Power Plant, where there is a sacred ceremonial site, IntiHuatana waiting for us, from here we will get Aguas Calientes trekking by the rail way. And day 4 we wake up around 530 for our day in Machu Piccu!! SOO STOKED!

We went to eat lunch at a little joint up the street which was not great, but not every meal can be spectacular and we went back to the market for some fresh squeezed juice again. The lady remembered us from yesterday, probably not too hard to remember two gringos, two days in a row, but it was flattering.
We bought some wine and cheese from the market. The cheese which would have easily cost us over 20 bucks in the states was two dollars and was sooo much better.

We went out to dinner that night and ordered some AWESOME filet minon. Probably the best filet I´ve ever had, went back to the hostel and ate some wine and cheese with a really cool couple from England and passed out for some good rest before our big trek.

Posted by emichele 09:24 Archived in Peru

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We're having so much fun reading about your trip and
seeing your pictures. What an adventure! Peru sounds
wonderful. Love you and look forward to reading more.
Grandma and Grandpa (Arl and Frank)

by a. lally

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