Hello again from Cusco Peru,
Just arrived to our Loki hostel late lastnight. We visited Machu Picchu. The place is great. Much like the Aztec's ruins, yet you can walk up the steps have a nap on the terraces. Bascially spend some serious time exploring them.
To get there we hiked the Inca Trail. If you dont know what that is neither did I before I began the 42 km mountain climb. We camped 3 nights. the altitude made it very difficult to breath while climbing at 3500 or 4000m. No oxygen was taken. It rained every day. I got a bad cold while there. It may have been one of the most challenging things i have done. The sights made it worth it. We even visited 7 Inca cities including Machu Picchu. Yes I took many pictures. We ran into a few llamas on route. They are basically the deer of Peru. Its more of mental challenge i thought. Stay positive our guide reminded us. I did. If you're wondering I did not order a porter to carry my 75 litre pack.
Going on an over night bus to Lake titicocka tonight. Its supposed to be the highest altitude lake in the world. Chile next. Looking forward to the Chilean experience.
My Spanish is improving. Each day I have a bit more confidence to start a convo in Spanish.
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