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Old Nov 15, 12, 8:46 pm   #5
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The town of Pisaq.

The restaurant we had lunch at.

My meal.

Some chicks at the restaurant.

Llama vs. Chicks.

Looking up at the restaurant from the river.

The ruins of Ollantaytambo.

Pre-Incan ruins at Ollantaytambo.

Walking around the ruins.

The precision of the rock placement is ridiculous.

Looking over at Ollantaytambo.

The valley near Ollantaytambo.

A glacier viewed on the ride back to Cusco.

A building in Chincherro.

Two children in Chincherro.

Guinea Pigs. A delicacy in Peru. Known as "Cuy".

My dinner. Cuy (not as a whole) and a Pisco Sour.

Our room in Cusco.

Day 5 - Machu Picchu

Today would be the day we travelled here for. We'd be visiting Machu Picchu. In order to get there one must take a four hour train ride from Cusco to Aguas Calientes then transfer to a 30 minute bus ride up the side of a mountain to the ruins. The train left at 6AM so that got us there by 10:30AM. After checking into our hotel we got on the bus and headed up to the ruins. The first time you see the ruins you are left in awe. The view from up there is so extraordinary that I have no words to describe it. We began with a guided tour around the main attractions on the ruins. After the guided tour we were allowed to roam freely around the ruins. A couple hours later we headed back down to Aguas Calientes to get some food and prepare for the long day tomorrow.

The train station in Poroy (Cusco).
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