The only way to travel

Our last day in Cuzco was the day of the national census. To our aston­ish­ment, everything was closed. We had planned to get a bus to Maras, a taxi to Moray and then a bus back to Chinchero for the Sunday market. With no buses run­ning, we ended up...

Machu Picchu

Everything they say is true. Aguas Cali­entes is a tacky tourist town; the entire train trip there and prices in town are out­rageous with dis­crim­in­atory pri­cing for tour­ists and it’s all worth it. On the first day, we got onto the bus and clutched each...

Oh-yan-tay-tam-bo

We ended up treating the name of this town like a tongue-twister: Ollantaytambo, ollantaytambo. It’s the “y” of the “olla”, you see. Very hard to get around. But we made it to Ollantaytambo on the morning bus out of Pisac and found Hostal Ollanta without...

If this is Wednesday, it must be Pisac

Pisac was lovely. A tiny town of only 2000 souls, the main square was entirely taken up by a col­orful market selling everything from jew­elry to back­packs and more. It started to pour so we bought some raingear from the nearby gear shop and I bought...

Pisac

Back to paying for Internet. Ah well. At least this place has a com­puter advanced enough to cope with the thumb drive con­taining the images but I don’t have time to arrange pret­tily. You’ll just have to go see for your­self. We spent a lovely day...