Machu Picchu is synonymous with Peru. One cannot mention Peru without mentioning one of the Seven Wonders of the world!

To be there is to be in awe. But that is not all.  Once you’re in Cusco, the high elevation town, which is the first stop before you can get to Machu Picchu, you get to enjoy this excellent touristy town, with its lots of scenery in the proximity, especially its people and the excellent cuisines.  I did enjoy the foods there more than most of other places I’ve been to.

However, beware of the high elevation.  I did get altitude sickness for 2 days once I got there.  Make sure to bring some high altitude sickness pills with you.  If you get this issue once you’re there, you could go to a pharmacy in town, where they can sell you a few of these, which cured mine almost immediately.

We hired a driver for the whole day which took us from Cusco, along the way to the train station about few hours away and we stayed over night there before waking up at 4am to take the train to another town, before taking the bus up to Machu Picchu.  This sounds like a lot of work, and yes, it is a lot of work, but the trip along these towns, with some stopping by’s of the ruins and towns along the way, made it such a memorable trip to be sure and one which I’ll be glad to do again!

 

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