When I first realised that Dean and I couldn’t do the Inca trail because all of the permits had sold out, I was pretty devastated. I also blamed Dean, because his laid back, last minute approach to life meant we hadn’t booked anything yet, when I was ready to lock a date in months ago. 1,937 more words
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Machu Picchu is always going to be a highlight for any traveler to South America, us included. The Peruvian authorities know this and priced the admission fee accordingly; we paid 152 PEN each for the privilege of visiting Machu Picchu and climbing Huayna Picchu. 810 more words
Lares trail to Macchu Picchu
We set off in our little bus at seven in the morning, to the town of Lares. The bus driver played music which sounded like a combination of country and Latin, which progressed to fully blown jaunty peruvian folk music with pipes, bells and men calling out the lyrics cowboy style. 2,523 more words
We visited Machu Picchu close to halfway through our trip, after having a few days to acclimate to higher altitudes in Cusco. It was amazing! We were fairly lucky, as the days before and after were rainy and heavily cloudy but on the day we went it was clear and only mildly cloudy. 2,980 more words