Monday, 16 July 2007

Machu Picchu


Unsurprisingly one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World" (announced the day I arrived in Cusco), Machu Picchu was pretty spectacular. Getting there wasn´t exactly as planned (see below!), but once I arrived it was great =) Looks like a postcard... actually no, it´s better than that, and there are friendly llamas everywhere.

Had a tour around the ancient Inca city for a couple of hours, and then spent another few hours exploring the terraces. Unfortunately, depspite arriving at 08.30 the quota of 400 people had already started to climb Huayna Picchu, so had to make do with the Sun Gate - which was still a fantastic view!

Will put some photos up when I can get a computer to talk to my camera...

4 comments:

lfmx said...

Glad you survived to tell the tale. What altitude is Maccu Pichu? lfmxsxfx

Anonymous said...

All sounds very exciting - perhaps too exciting for me. Hope you are basically enjoying it all - even being ill like that is an experience.Maggie

Ian Messenger said...

Glad to see you made it after your scare! I look forward to your next posting.

Kate said...

Sarah, you are not supposed to be conducting medical experiments on your own body!! Give yourself a break! Hope you recovered in time to complete the Inca trail. Whoa does Edinburgh feel tame. 14C and damp here - you missa nothing! Kate