Sunday, May 24, 2009

Broken Train, Jehovah's Witnesses and some pain!!!

We have to write this blog entry quickly, as we took the last train out of Machu Picchu today, and the train broke down 3 times...they had to come get us with another, since we lost about 2-3 hours of time, and got back to Cusco around 10.

We did go again to Machu Picchu today, really early, got there around 7 am, just in time to see the sunrise over the mountains, and shine right on the Inca Lost City. Again, today was another all day hike fest!! Man, our legs are hurting bad!!! We did get another stamp in our passport from Machu Picchu...pretty cool and unique stamp.

Guess what we saw today at the small town which is in the middle of no where, no roads to get there, can only get there by train or trekking...
anyway, we saw some Jehovah's Witnesses!! That's far will you go to get someone to convert to your religion...funny thing is, they were dressed up in a tie...again, let me state, this town, which is the gateway to Machu Picchu, is literally, in the middle of no where, with tons of backpackers, and yet, they were there!! too funny!!

Like we said the train was horrible, breaking down 3 times in the middle of now where high in the mountains, with pure darkness surrounding us. Kind of cool...

We have to call it a night now, since we got here late, we still have to pack our bags for the Amazon tomorrow. We leave really early on a flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, which will be our launching pad for our trek and dugout canoe ride to our jungle lodge. It will be around a 3 hour trip once we touch down to get into the Amazon basin and our lodge.

We won't be able to post for the next few days, since there is no electricity where we are heading. Actually, there are no walls either in our room...well, no wall facing the jungle. We will be sleeping in mosquito nets, and we started taking our malaria pills today. We already got our Yellow Fever vaccination about 1 month ago. It is about 5 degrees Celsius right now at 11:25 PM in Cusco....but it will be around 40 degrees when we land in the Amazon tomorrow...nice...good way to get really sick, with that type of climate

BTW, we saw another horrific car accident the glass we see on the roads, it seems to be a common occurrence.

Anyway, talk to you guys hopefully on Wednesday, when we will blog that time, we will be at the Penascal Surf Hotel to end our trip, with 3 full days of surfing...

Surf's up Inca dudes!!!


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