Entering Machu Picchu

Hola todos!


We are in Peru! So we came to Ecuador in January but are currently
on a mini vacation in Peru. I’ve been wanting to come here for so many years,
mostly because Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list for a long time.
However, now I have crossed that off the list and I thought I’d share the story
with you.

We flew to Cusco, the old Inka city in southern Peru. It is
a beautiful city filled with old houses and churches. Everywhere there’s old
men and women with traditional clothing such as the very special ”Montera”,
which is a quechua word for traditional hat. The women also wear peasant
dresses with decorative embroideries and colorful capes. But that’s not the
best part, oh no. These ladies carry around baby alpackas and lambs. My god
it’s cute. I got to hold a lamb and a baby alpacka kissed my face with it’s
fluffy furry face <3

Anywayz, we stayed for a day in Cusco before heading out to
the mountains. The closest village to Machu Picchu is Aguas Calientes. However,
it’s not possible to take the bus all the way here. Becauase we were a bit
cheap we took a small bus from Cusco to a place called HydroElectrica. This bus
ride took us six hours and was horrible. We sat all the way in the back,
squeezed together. Then after a while a girl puked on the bus = you can imagine
the smell in that heat…

When we finally made it to HydroElectrica, exhausted and
tired, it was time for the trek. My migraine had already started to pound but
there was nothing to do but to start walking. We walked and walked and walked.
It was so hot and humid and my feet hurted. It was very beautiful though, not
gonna lie. After aprox. three hours or so we finally started to see the
mountain village of Aguas Calientes. Thank. God.

We ate then went straight to bed at 8 pm.

Next morning our private tour guide met us at the hotel and
we went together to the bus. The busride from Aguas Calientes up to Machu
Picchu was aprox. 20 minutes. It was a beautiful day and the views were
spectacular. It’s hard to describe the beauty of it all, but imagine this:
Jurassic Park.

We had a very interesting tour in Machu Picchu, took lots of
photos and looked in ave at the mountains surrounding us. Then it was time to
leave.

If you ever have the chance and will to see Machu Picchu – do
it. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life (maybe numero uno
together with the Pyramids and Chernobyl).

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