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Me at the ´Chu

We stayed at Rupa Wasi in Aquas Calientes – a cute eco lodge that´s modeled after a treehouse. We had some free time so we hiked up the hill to the hot springs (which were more like a public pool). For dinner we tried Alpaca steak… which was kinda nasty. On the advice of nearly every website we got up at 5am to catch the first bus up. It was warm but drizzling and VERY cloudy. For the first couple hours we couldn´t see more than 10 feet in front of us (which made it easier to focus on our tour guide I guess). It was pretty empty, only about 50 other people were there. We hiked around for 2 hours, took a late breakfast break and climbed back up – this time the sun came out and it had cleared – the views were stunning. MP was very beautiful, but I have to say, Ankor Wat is more impressive… after a few more hours of hiking up and down we returned to Aquas Calientes for lunch and to chill out before catching our train back to Allantaytambo. Our taxi driver from Cusco picked us up and we shared our terrifying ride back with a couple from Brasil and a hot Rufus Sewell look-alike mystery man who rode in the boot. We got back around 10 and crashed since we had to get up at 5 again to head to the airport.

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