Richard heading for the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
20080425A1 Ollanta to Macchu Picchu Train Ride

20080425A Ollanta to Macchu Picchu Train Ride

20080425A Ollanta to Macchu Picchu Train Ride1

20080425B Machu Picchu Internet Road from Aguas Calientes to MP
The road up the mountain from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu was barely wide enough for one bus - with a cliff on one side and a very steep drop off on the other side (no guard rails).  Yet on the hairpin turns, buses passed each other!  Suzanna declares it was the most frightening ride of her life!

20080425B Machu Picchu PC
Approaching Machu Picchu from a distance, the mountains in the background resemble the face of an Incan warrior.

20080425B Machu Picchu

20080425C Machu Picchu Sundial
Inca sundial at Machu Picchu

20080426D  Aguas Calientes Buildings
City of Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu.  Our hotel is the yellow building.   Note how some poor families live in the space between the two hotels.

20080426D Aguas Calientes Trash Bins
Throughout Peru, the trash bins are separated by organic and non-organic.

20080426F Aguas Calientes Menus
Many of the restaurants sell guinea pig (a delicacy) and alpaca meals

20080426G  Aguas Cal Riverside Lunch
Dining at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes that was built over the river

20080427C2 Inca temple to Viracocha_ Raqchi, Peru
Remains of the largest temple of the Incas in Raqchi that was dedicated to the Inca god Wiracocha.   It was built of sundried mud-brick and stone in the 1400’s, before being burned by the Spanish conquistadors. The roof is gone and only the center supporting wall remains.

20080427D Trip from Cuzco to Puno Living Museum, Suz Feeding Alpaca
Suzanna feeding an alpaca at a living museum on the road to Puno

20080427E Peruvian Animals PC


20080427E Trip from Cuzco to Puno Lunch in Sicuani
Richard and Suzanna stopping for lunch along the road from Cuzco to Puno.  As you can tell we enjoyed the local food.

20080427F Trip from Cuzco to Puno Left Lane Driving
Note how the bus driver seemed to randomly decide on which side of the road to drive on, when there is no oncoming traffic.

20080427G Trip from Cuzco to Puno Juliaca Vehicles, People
Passing through the town of Juli

20080430B Juli  Livestock Mkt1
Stop at a livestock market near Juli, Peru

20080428B Puno Hotel and Lakeside1
Arrival at our hotel in Puno, Peru (on the shore of Lake Titicaca)

20080428B Puno Hotel and Lakeside
Breakfast at our Puno hotel, overlooking Lake Titicaca

20080428F Puno Urus Floating Islands
Visiting the Uros floating islands in Lake Titicaca

20080430B Juli  Livestock Mkt
Common transport vehicle in Peru (modified motorcycle)

20080428G Puno Hotel Oxygen
Blood pressure prescription proved to be inadequate at altitudes of over 13,000 feet.   Richard needed a little oxygen and a local doctor to prescribe supplemental medication.


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