Mimi S

Joined February 2020
  • Day44

    Back home

    March 15 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    End of the trip after 4 countries in 7 weeks instead of 7 countries in 11 weeks. 😥
    Covid 19 unfortunately breaks my travel journey. But I will continue the trip.
    Welcome to the lockdown in Germany. 🙈

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  • Day43

    Cusco Airport

    March 14 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Instead of continuing to Bolivia I am returning home because of corona shut down and border closure in south america for the next 30 days. Just a couple of hours left to leave the country. Border closure in south america came without any warning.
    It is so sad.😭

  • Day42

    Rainbow Mountain

    March 13 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Montaña de Colores or Rainbow Mountain with an altitude of 5.200 meters above sea level.The series of stripes of various colors, is due to its mineralogical composition present on the slopes and summits.
    After an 2 hour steep hike you reach the top. The view is amazing.

  • Day41

    Machu Picchu

    March 12 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Machu Picchu, one of the seven worldwonders. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest. It was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun and the Room of the Three Widows.
    Amazing view to Machu Picchu at 6 a.m. 😍 getting up early was worth it.
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  • Day40

    Machu Picchu Pueblo

    March 11 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Machu Picchu Pueblo or Aguas Calientes, is the closest access point to the historical site of Machu Picchu which is 6 kilometres away or about a 1.5 hours walk.

    Typical peruvian food: causa limeña, ceviche and yuca ball.

  • Day39

    Ollantaytambo

    March 10 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site. It is located at an altitude of 2,792 m above sea level. During the Inca Empire Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, and built the town and a ceremonial center. It is located en route to one of the most common starting points for the four-day, three-night hike known as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.Read more

  • Day39

    Sacred Valley of the Incas

    March 10 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas) or the Urubamba Valley, in the Andes. Lot of archaeological sites and modern towns are located in the Sacred Valley.
    The Pisac ruins are the agricultural terracing, which sweeps around the south and east flanks of the mountain in curves. The terracing is joined by diagonal flights of stairs made of flagstones set into the terrace walls. Above the terraces are cliff-hugging footpaths, watched over by caracara falcons and well defended by massive stone doorways, steep stairs and a short tunnel carved out of the rock.
    Typical inca dishes: rolls with peruvian black mint butter, causa, potato soup, stuffed spicy chili pepper (rocoto) with quinoa and anden potatos, strawberry sorbet and cheesecake. 😋 In the andes exist more than 3,500 varieties of potatoes.
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