Last year, I wrote about some secret tips that were given to me by a local. My promise still stands, if you’re ever going to make experience the sacred city, please write me and I’ll gladly expose a few hints that will enhance your journey! Until then, the secret remains amongst them who have made the trek with me.
4:00am- Alarm sounds to an already awake room of travelers.
4:30- Showered, packed and ready to leave.
5:00- Lined up at the first bus to depart!
5:30- Bus ride in the dark to the base of the city.
6:00am- Whats this? We’re the first people in line to enter the sacred city!
The next 20 minutes is to remain undocumented for the strength of the “secret”… but here is one photo along the way before reaching our lookout point.
Once arriving, the fog acted like a curtain that requested patience as it protected the artwork we all came to see. We took advantage of this moment with a few fun photos!
Layer by layer, the curtains gracefully lifted as the masterpiece was revealed.
On the way down into the city, I realized that I wanted to mix up the handstand photo from last year . How amazing are my friends? They patiently waited as I ran into the empty field (that was apparently off limits) and snagged the picture. Can you spot me?
Time to head in and explore the walls that make up this mystical place.
A happy picnic break to take it all in as we watched the herd of people (who slept in) make their way towards us.
Between the four of us and our enthusiasm for fun pictures, it was hard to pass up any of the next photos!
Here’s the classic pose and snap shots taken before our final hike down the trail.
A sincere thanks to my new friends Colin and Ann for the incredible partnership and enthusiasm towards this remarkable journey. Hayden, you blindly booked a flight with the trust in me to make it happen… I’m honored for your company on this priceless journey as you enhanced the experience for all of us!
Now I’ve been to Machu Piccu twice, thanks to Erika!
Incredible blog! I plan to travel to Peru sometime in the next year and will definitely be contacting you for tips and secrets. Thanks for sharing your adventure 🙂 You’re Florence friend, -Nick Foxer