Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Road To Machu Picchu
Today we left Cuzco for 3 days, leaving our large luggage in the hotel there, and taking a smaller bag each for the next 3 days. We have moved into the Sacred Valley, visiting such places as Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. We have ended up in the magnificent Libertador Tambo del Inka (Google it and have a look, it is stunning) at Urubamba.
Tomorrow we have a look at some Inca roads and grain stores above Ollantaytambo, coming back again to the Tambo del Inka. Thursday we go on the train to Machu Picchu (there is limited luggage space on the train, which is why we are down to hand-baggage), then stay in a hotel at the foot of the "lost city".
Machu Picchu is of course the higlight of the trip for everybody, yet we are all subdued. One of our number suffered what seemed to be a stroke when we stopped for lunch, and had to be ambulanced off back to hospital in Cuzco. Our tour leader Bill went with him. The good news is that Bill telephoned from Cuzco to say that the patient is already showing signs of improvement and has his speech back.
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