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The lost city of the Incas

On top of Machu Picchu

sunny 16 °C

Unfortunately (or fortunately) Aine had a tummy bug for the week leading up to our arrival in Cusco so we decided not to do the 4 day hike and opted for a 2 day tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The tour of the Sacred Valley took us to the ancient city of Ollantatambo where we got a feel for what the Incas were capable of.
Ollantatambo.. see buildings on cliff behind Seamus

Ollantatambo.. see buildings on cliff behind Seamus

On the same day we got the train to Aquas Callientes (located at the base of Machu Picchu) as there are is no access by road although there are roads in and around the town of Aquas Calientes. At 5am we got up to get the bus up the unnaturally steep and windy road. We arrived as . It was too steep for me to even consider.

Words can not adequately describe this place so we won't bother!!!! Enjoy the pics....

Seamus AKA Tommy Tiernan waiting for train to Cusco

Seamus AKA Tommy Tiernan waiting for train to Cusco


Dawn mist lifting

Dawn mist lifting


More mist n people

More mist n people


mist through window

mist through window


early morning mist

early morning mist

there it is over there......

there it is over there......

sontes and mist

sontes and mist

they sure knew how to build....

they sure knew how to build....


nice walls eh

nice walls eh


the ahppy couple

the ahppy couple


Im going ot climb that

Im going ot climb that


Sun temple

Sun temple


rear end view

rear end view


kinda steep

kinda steep


view down to MP

view down to MP


I made it!

I made it!


MP with road up

MP with road up


dont push me over

dont push me over


steeper

steeper


even steeper

even steeper


nice stone work WP

nice stone work WP


I climbed it

I climbed it

Posted by Loodersatlarge 14.02.2013 07:41 Archived in Peru Tagged machu picchu

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