Sunday, March 25, 2012
Machu picchu: day 2
I slept like a rock last night! We got up this morning to a lovely breakfast in the same restaurant by the river. I love the water here. There are rivers and waterfalls (natural and man made) everywhere!! We caught the bus and headed back to cusco with Hubert for our 3 hour personally guided tour through machu picchu. To say it was amazing doesn't even cover how wonderful it was. The things these people were able to accomplish in their day and age is imoressive. To think that it was virtually covered, to the point of not being able to see any of it except one temple, is incredible. I am so grateful to Hiram Bingham for his sharing this treasure with the rest of the world. It is no wonder that this place is one of the 7 wonders! My favorite spot in the city was the sun temple, and Justin like the condor temple. After our tour we had a little time to explore in our own. We hiked to the Incan bridge. This bridge was cool but almost more impressive was the inca trail on the side of a cliff. We were joking that you better trust whoever you were traveling with or you just might go over the edge. Hubert was able to answer all my questions about the Incan society and I really feel like I now have a deep knowledge of that culture. I will never forget my experience t machu picchu .... Ever!!! On a side note, I had alpaca for lunch today.