The end of winter, birthday celebrations and a trip to Japan. Here's what we got up to in March.
Posts tagged ‘Machu Picchu’
As I get older, the wish to feel a sense of wonder hasn't diminished. And in 2012, without realizing it, Agri and I were lucky enough to visit 5 of the 7 New Wonders of the World, as well as the Honorary candidate - and only surviving Ancient World Wonder - the Pyramid of Giza.
After trekking for 4 days without a hot shower, I couldn't wait to get to the small town of Aguas Calientes. A two hour walk down from Machu Picchu, the town promised restaurants, flushing toilets and best of all, a hot spring to soothe our aching muscles and joints.
Now...where were we?
Oh yes, sitting in the fog after hiking for 4 days and 42km. We waited around for an hour or so, hoping that the fog would lift and we would be rewarded with the magical view of Machu Picchu we'd been dreaming about, but alas, it was not to be.
I'm just 200 metres from the peak of Dead Woman's Pass, but it might as well be 2000...
Great civilizations have always intrigued me. One might even say that I am a history geek. Living in Athens and Rome for many years only fueled this passion. I like reading about the Egyptians, the Romans, the Chinese, learning about the Mayans and their way of life.