Machu Picchu. Ain’t she beautiful?
We only woke up at 4:30am to get moving and then got in line around
5:30/6ish. You can’t start the actually hike until sun rise. So
we waited in line with others until we could start the final trek
to sun gate.
Another mystic morning made it almost impossible to see much.
We got to sun gate but couldn’t see anythinggggg. Nothing. Nada
But I could feel it in my bones. We were close. It was only about 20 minutes
until we arrived at Machu Picchu.
When we arrived on the very slim, narrow, teeny, tiny
path, we could barely see 2 feet in front of us and we were soaked to the bone.
The clouds eventually parted, like they always do, and we could see
with our little eyes the beauty of Machu Picchu. Thank you Jesus, Buddha, God.
It looked good. Better than good. It looked amazing. Here we all are
together after our insane journey together. It felt good to bask in the
glory and the sunshine that finally came out. What an achievement.
We hiked the site for a few hours and explored. It’s
freaking massive. We learned the history of Machu Picchu and that
it was actually unfinished. Bummer. Would have been a cool vaca
home for sure.
When we finished the walk about in the park we headed
to our hotel in Aguas Calientes. We decided getting a couples
massage would be the icing on the cake for the trip. I recommend it.
Especially since the next day we were doing Huayna Picchu.
It was a hard hike up but It only took us about 35ish minutes.
We hiked for the love of the views.
I’m blessed to call this girl a friend. My sidekick on this trip. Without her,
I might have fallen off a mountain. We had the greatest time together.
We had a lot of laughs and a few tense moments when we couldn’t
stand the thought of another day without a shower. EEK! She even
tolerated me while I shaved my legs in a bucket on the side of a
mountain. That’s a pal.
Anyways, the view was worth the hike. After we soaked this in one last time, we
hiked down. We got our last few gulps of Machu Picchu air and called it
a trip. We came. We saw. We conquered.
We look so bad ass. People knew we meant business.
Thank you, Peru. For having us and loving us back. And giving us this.
Beer. Beer is beautiful. And even more beautiful after 4 days of sweating
it out in the jungle.
Peru is beautiful. Peru is some kind of amazing. If you ever get the chance,
go to Peru. Go see Machu Picchu. Go and fall in love with the sweet
faces of the people whose ancestry reaches so far back you can’t
count it on fingers and toes. Go to Peru and have an adventure like we did.
You won’t be sorry.
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