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Inca Trail Day 1 Part 5: First Inca Ruins at Llactapata

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On the first day, the slow rise up the trail was scenic rather than historic. It was a nice start to the trail. Yet I was keen for some Inca Stories and Sights. And of course there are archaelogical Inca …

Jonny Blair on the Inca Trail to Patabamba and Miskay

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 4: Patabamba and Lunch at Miskay

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It was a late lunch on day 1, as we wanted to make some ground and gain height by lunch time, as dinner would be at our campsite and final destination of the night. So we made the trek up …

Inca Trail Day 1 Part 3: Starting The Camino Inca (Inca Trail) at Q’orihuayrachina

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After leaving Ollantaytambo, the bus veered us down mud and rock roads not wide enough for 2 vehicles, but just about ok for the bus. Here the driver had to squeeze through the gap as did the oncoming van. Nice …

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Inca Trail Day 1 Part 2: Morning Snack and Final Buys in Ollantaytambo

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Names of settlements themselves conjure up emotion by their very mention. Even just saying Beirut or Baghdad for instance may conjure up images of war, despair and death. The mention of Sydney or Paris conjures up glamour and richness. So …

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Inca Trail Day 1 Part 1: Cusco to Ollantaytambo By Bus

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It’s one of the world’s most famous hikes and as fate and spontaneity would have it, I felt I was embarking on something special. The reason being, the four day Inca Trail that I had booked would see me finish …

Guinea Pig Christmas Dinner, Hot Gushing Waters, Peruvian Train and Bus: Aguas Calientes

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It’s one of those towns you end up in because of something else, and although it is a real town, I couldn’t help but get an artifical vibe from the murky gushing river settlement known to the world as Aquas …

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