The Road to Machupicchu
Our travel to Machupicchu began with...
- a one hour flight from Lima to Cusco (Cuzco)
- overnight stay in Cusco
- 20 min drive to Poroy station
- early morning train trip from Poroy to Aguas Calientes
- overnight stay in Aguas Calientes
- early morning bus to Machupicchu
A little background... Back in the 90's my dear friend, Rob and I visited Sedona, Arizona. While there, we learned that some people believe there are places in the world that are known as high energy hot spots or 'energy vortices'. Sedona, Arizona - Calgary, Alberta Canada - Machupicchu and Stonehenge were right up there on our list of places to 'get energized' at. Sadly, Sedona was the last trip Rob & I took together. He died 8 weeks later. My trip to Machupicchu was - in part - a tribute to him.
|A natural preventative to altitude sickness: Coca Tea|
The following morning, we were picked up at our door by South Adventure Peru Tours and recommend them highly. We were driven to Poroy, where we caught our train to Aguas Calientes. The city itself has no need for cars as it is entirely walk-able. I had read somewhere that 'AC' was an armpit. True enough, but it is safe and there are a few quaint streets - that's about it. Our wake-up call in AC was needless as the dogs howling, cats wailing and roosters crowing did the trick.
Visiting Machupicchu would be a dream come true
... and Rob would have loved it.