46 kilometres of walking through the torrential and drizzling rain and I'm back in Cusco. With rain-soaked clothes and an aching knee, I'm happy to report waking up at 4am after 4 short hours sleep was well worth it. The clouds did clear and we saw the breathtaking citadel in good time (somehow before 8am). .
We took the cheap route, booking a trip in Cusco for $100, everything included, but this also saw us walk 9km from Hidroelectrica to Agua Calientes along the train tracks (alongside many other tourists and locals). On the following morning, after waiting in the dark and in the rain, we hiked up the mountain from 5:15am, along a steep and unforgiving stepped trial to the entrance (which I'm glad to say we completed in an hour) - I'm calling this my Inca Trial not trail.
The two hour tour opened my eyes to the amazing architects who were the Incan people, still pretty amazed. Also, the surrounding views made me feel I was in Avatar (More pics to come). .
Shortly after, we begun our four hour trek back to our pick-up point, along hilly descending roads and back along the tracks. .
Bit of a muddle with the bus home but we're back. .
We are so incredibly grateful to @gr3ngasho, @eduardoflorespe and @calfrancov for coming to the Sunflower to help us put together a video about the Sunflower Home. These very talented guys brought so much fun to the Sunflower. The kids immediately loved playing and hanging out with them. Thank you guys again and welcome to the Sunflower family!
This morning started out very rough as I realized I would have to say goodbye to the kids @thesunflowerchildrenshome for now.
I’m back in Cusco and tomorrow I fly out to Lima. To say that it’s been an incredible couple of weeks would be a huge understatement.
I’m so incredibly blessed to know these beautiful kids!!