The Petryk's Round-The-World Adventure 2007/2008 travel blog

....a calla lily at the Ollantaytamblo Lodge....

....some of the gang in front of Inca warrior Ollantay....

....the Inca Warrior "Ollantay"....

....another view of the Inca ruins outside the village of Ollantaytambo....

....Rio Ollantay flowing down out of the mountains into Ollantaytambo....

....and out of town to become the Rio Urubamba....

....the bell tower of Parroquia de Santiago Apostol Ollantaytambo....

....view from the church back towards Ollantaytambo village square....

....side streets in Ollantaytambo....(1)

....side streets in Ollantaytambo....(2)

...."hmmm...what should I do today"?....

....the "Sapo" game....

....and the points to be scored....

....Nick playing Sapo....

....the train route to Machu Picchu

....Aguas Caliente here we come....

....views from the Vistadome....(1)

....views from the Vistadome....(2)

....travelling along the Rio Urubamba....

....the infamous Inca Trail....

....more views from the Vistadome....(1)

....more views from the Vistadome....(2)

....a hole in the wall?...

....what's around the bend?....

....more mountain tops!!!....

....where that's leak coming from??....

....on our way to the hot springs of Aguas Caliente....

....view back towards Aguas Caliente village....

....Aguas Caliente Hot Springs complex....

....Gordon, Charlotte, Trudy and Nick in the pool....

....hey, come on in for pizza and a drink!!


This morning we had free time in Ollantaytambo...after breakfast we all headed into town to have a look around and shop before returning to meet Kike at the Lodge to get ready for our train journey to Aguas Caliente...when we returned, Kike advised us that due to a farmers strike in Cuzco province, the trains were being delayed and so we had more free time...some of us played a game called “Sapo” which involved throwing small brass discs at targets (holes in a tabletop) and counting points if you got the brass discs in the holes...the most points you could score was 10,000 if you managed to get the brass disc thru the mouth of a small frog that was positioned in the centre of the table...a bit later we made our way back into town to have a cappuccino at a small coffee shop before finally being able to get our train journey underway...we boarded the Vistadome train and traveled along side the Rio Urubamba (the Rio Wilcamayu changes names at Ollantaytambo) thru the Sacred Valley with the Inca Trail following the mountains on our left...the views were amazing...arriving in Aguas Caliente at about 1:30 p.m. where we checked into the Grupo Inti Hotel...after getting settled some of us walked up Pachacutec to the Hot Springs (Aguas Caliente translates into hot water) while others went exploring and shopping in the small town also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, which is tucked away deep in the valley below Machu Picchu itself and which is surrounded by cloud forest and soaring walls of stone...after a wonderful French Peruvian dinner at Indio Feliz Restaurant we all turned in early since we decided that we would all like to be on the first bus up to Machu Picchu at 5:30 a.m.....



Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com
Entry Rating:     Why ratings?
Please Rate:  
Thank you for voting!
Share |