Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Past Week in Brief

An image reflecting our delight at being in Peru.  Cuzco right now - the Inca imperial capital in southern Peru.  Also where we arrived after several cortisol storms in the dead of night at Madrid airport last Wednesday-Thursday.  But enough of that. 

Out of Cuzco last Saturday, our first destination was a fabulous guest house in the Sacred Valley, surrounded by enormous mountains.  Here´s the view from our balcony.

The guest house is called the Green House and is owned and run by Brian from Liverpool and Gabriel from Buenos Aires. We were here 2 nights (it should have been 3, thank you French air traffic strikers).
Highly recommended if you are ever in this part of the world.  In the village of Huaran, the Green House is 90 minutes scenic bus ride NE from Cuzco.

Great food, hot water bottles in the beds, 3 lovely dogs and fantastic walks into the mountains from the door step. 

Note the llamas in the foreground.

After 5 hours walking upwards, we stopped here and trudged back.  We were 15 minutes short of a small community (just over the ridge in the middle distance) where we may have been able to trade biscuits for potatoes.

Next post about Machu Picchu.

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