Stepping up, stepping down in the Sacred Valley

Still acclimatizing for Machu Picchu, we spent the day exploring the so-called "Sacred Valley," so-called because according to our guide this is a recent name,¬†created¬†for touristic purposes. Nonetheless a lovely, extraordinary place and once the centre of the Inca Empire. First stop was Awana Kancha Living Museum of the Andes which features llamas and alpacas … Continue reading Stepping up, stepping down in the Sacred Valley

Tour bus to Cusco, the Inca capital

Our trip to Cusco was by a guided public tour bus with several stops on the way and it didn't start well. Our six am transportation didn't show up at the hotel so we were late for the bus and were greeted with annoyed faces of other travellers. Nonetheless, we got our 'VIP' tags and … Continue reading Tour bus to Cusco, the Inca capital