|Me, Amy and a Sweet Local Lady|
|This is the rock walled village near Sillustani. We tried the local food and learned how the village functioned. Greg enjoyed this playful Alpaca.|
|This is just one of 45 islands on Lake Titicaca. It was a three hour boat ride from Puno but worth the wait. We took a long walk on Isla Taquile and enjoyed views of the lake and the snow capped Bolivian Andes in the distance. It reminded us of the views along the Cinque Terre and Mallorca... Absolutely breathtaking! The locals still wear traditional clothing and follow their ancient cultural traditions. |
Ladies selling produce from their wheelbarrow.
|This is the Llactapata ruins one of the first set of ruins we passed along the Inca Trail. We passed 30 Incan ruins before reaching Machu Picchu.|
|Matt, Merris, Esther and Greg|
|I never tired of seeing these cuties on the trail!|
Below is the whole group on top of Dead Women's Pass. One of the things that made the trek so special was the people in our group. We had lots of fun and laughs and fond memories of our time together.
|Ester, Matt, Merris and our guides|
|I couldn't leave the trail without taking a picture of the worst part of the Inca Trail. And this is a very clean toilet. I finally figured out the proper squat after a few days. If you haven't spent much time with this type of toilet you need to check this site out before hiking the Inca Trail.|
|Gary, Greg, Amy, Amber and Chuck|
|The trail passes through the mountain using a system of tunnels. I can't even imagine how they engineered that.|
My favorite part of the day was visiting the San Francisco Convent and Catacombs. I also loved the Miraflores area and Love Park.