Saturday, July 16, 2016

Machu Picchu

Path to Huana Picchu

Anna and Paul on path to Huana Picchu

Look at this amazing view!

The Guard House

Waiting for the sunrise at the Guard House

After the sunrise

Path to Huana Picchu

Machu Picchu
Guinea Pig here I come!!!! Ready or not!!!
Anna wondering what she is getting ready to eat
Anna, Paul and Desmond with the special guinea pig
Our day began very early 4:00am we stood in line for an hour then boarded a bus and then went on the scariest ride of my life. Up this narrow road with sheer drop offs and sharp corners where you would think the driver would slow down but no. We followed hundreds of people up to an inka guard house where we watched the sun rise over Machu Picchu. We then saw the inka homes in the city of Machu Picchu. These homes are 70% still intact and they were not built on top of by the spaniards which makes this the most important inka city. We then were able to hike Huana Picchu. This was many step up and down. The beauty was not able to put in wards or pictures. The fun part was seeing people's reaction when seeing Elder Jeffery's name tag. They were so excited to see a missionary in such a wonderful place. The hike was a bit scary but no one fell off the mountain. 
We definitely did not have enough time but we saw a lot. 
After much needed rest on the bus and train back to Cusco, we were treated to a full meal of potatoes, rice, chicken and wait for it... cuy (guinea pig).

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