Friday, February 20, 2009

Machu Picchu 1

Well, and so, this is the first of five blogs put up at a time because I can only upload five photos per blog and there are too many to choose from. I know that it is boring to look at someone else´s trip photos, but too bad, here you are.

This is from the bus going from Cusco to Urubamba on the way to Machu Picchu. I went with our roommate Raquel from Spain and we hopscotched with Fernando who is Peruvian though getting ready to move to Italy next week. Peruvian nationals ride different trains with much much lower rates so we weren´t all able to travel together but met up in all sorts of places along the way.

Raquel and I had amazing luck the whole time, starting with getting the last two seats on the bus for Urubamba leaving in three minutes after a leisurely walk to the station, stopping for some juice and bread in the market.

This is one of the ruins of Ollantaytambo where we stopped for most of the day before heading to Machu Picchu. We didn´t go into the ruins because they were too expensive and you could see them all from outside. We loved this town and I would love to go back there for a few days just to hang out. It is in the sacred valley and there are such amazing mountain views 180 degrees.

A market in front of the entrance to the Ollantaytambo ruins. I really do love how brightly colored everything is here.

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