Peru, May 3, 2013: Aguas Calientes We spent our final day of the trip in Aguas Calientes, the closest town to Machu Picchu and the end of the line for the train to Cusco. The livelihood of the town centered around its proximity to the ruins, and it has become obviously touristy; souvenir shops dot every street corner. After completing the trek, one has the option of heading back down […]

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Peru, May 2, 2013: Machu Picchu Our final day on the trail began with a 3:30am wakeup and a 4:00am breakfast of banana crepes drizzled with caramel, toast and tea – our last meal prepared by the porters/culinary wizards who had fed us and kept us comfortable for the last three days. By 4:45am we were lined up along the trail in the dark, awaiting our turn to pass through […]

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