October 28, 2009

Peru 2009 - Walking in the Footsteps of the Inca

This was our view this morning at around 6:30, as Sonja and I stood in awe on a terrace above the legendary Machu Picchu. It was as magical an experience as you would imagine in a place like that. The stonework was phenomenal, the ruins expansive, and the crowds plentiful. Still, we were able to find little nooks and crannies as we explore the site where we were able to enjoy the experience on our own.

Tonight we find ourselves back in the mountain village of Ollantaytambo. Yesterday we were greeted here with a wonderful festival, including dancing, music and llamas. Much quieter tonight, but still a cool place. Oh, and we saw the southern hemisphere night sky tonight for the first time! Too many lights in town to make out too much, but we do think we spotted the southern cross. Still can´t believe we´re in Peru, but the fact that the water drains clockwise in the toilet helps.

This won´t be a long update, since I´m typing this from an excruciatingly slow computer in an internet cafe, with a keyboard that has all sorts of funky keys (like Ç and ¿ and ñ. Bet your keboard can´´t do that!). But as soon as we find some wi-fi I´ll be sure to post a bunch more pics and stories.


Anonymous said...

So glad you are having a wonderful time & still find time to post for us to see! WE LOVE YOU BUNCHES!!!
HUGS to you both~ Your big sister
:o) Janine

Sue said...

It is so neat to be able to follow along on your trip. Macchu Picchu is so beautiful and I'm sure very impressive in person. Sra Farrell would be so proud! Bring on the birds...

Be safe -- love you,
Your other big sister :)

Anonymous said...

I came to the library to look at your blog! Glad you are having a good time. Will try to check back frequently, so I don't miss anything! Love you both, Mom
PS: Mom "O" has called to keep us posted, too :)

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Mel said...

Machu Picchu is powerful, isn't it? :)