Day 1: LAX - LIMA Our plane stopping at El Salvador (which, by the way, is the WORST airport I have been to so far). Me, looking like crap because this has got to be the longest flight in the history of mankind Nate, a little tired but cute (as usual).
Day 1: LIMA <ul><li>Here are some pictures of our cool hotel in Lima. </li></ul>We got to climb 3 flights of stairs to get to our room. Cool, huh... The view from our door
Day 2: Lima We decided to wander the streets a little and see the sights. We were amazed at some of the architecture of the older buildings. Many of the buildings were hundreds of years old and still in use. Nate looks really small next to these gigantic doors There are probably more taxis in Lima than there are people! These are what most of them look like and the drivers are CRAZY! Lots of cathedrals and museums! At night, this cathedral (in the Plaza de Armas) is lit up and looks like a castle.
Day 2: Miraflores After touring Lima, we hopped in a taxi and drove to Miraflores to visit the Parque del Amor. It is a park dedicated to Love, with a monument that was built to honour lovers. Monument in the center of the park that is dedicated to love.
Day 3: C U S C O La Plaza de Armas (Main Square of Cusco) The streets in Cusco are usually very steep, and are mainly made of stone. By the way, there is a reason why there are no pictures of our hotel here. It was horrible !
Day 4: Pisac and the Sacred Valley The Sacred Valley After a *short* hike, we were able to tour the ruins of the ancient temple of Pisac.
Some local Peruvians dressed in traditional Quechuan clothing
Day 4 (continued): Ollantaytambo A view of a mountain in the city of Ollantaytambo. Can you see the face of an Incan warrior carved into the front of the mountain? A really cool fountain that was built by the Incas.
Day 5: Starting the Inca Trail! Getting our packs ready for the hike Nate, all packed and ready to go! This was our whole group for the entire hike (4 days + 3 nights). These steps are the first of the approx. 4,000 steps that make up the Inca Trail. From left to right: Steve, Erin, Nate and me. Steve and Erin are from the Yukon, Canada
Day 5 cont. (Day 1 of Inca Trail) View of the trail behind us First ruins of the Inca Trail Urumbamba River
Day 6 (Day 2 of Inca Trail) - Dead Woman’s Pass This was the most difficult part of the Inca Trail. It takes about 4 hours to get to the top of the mountain, and it is very steep. As you can see, the trail behind disappears and goes straight down the other side, which is what we climbed up. Needless to say, I was very exhausted and not in the mood for a picture!
Day 6 cont. - Decline down the other side of Dead Woman’s Pass