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  • Day68

    Pisac - last ruins in the Valle Sagrado

    December 15, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Time to say goodbye to Ivan and his dog Chili - but we are already thinking of coming back to Calca and the Sacred Valley one day, maybe for a multiday hike?!

    Taking the public bus to Pisac, we arrived around midday and started our hike up the ruins of Pisac. Again, there was much to see and admire about this Inca settlement. Contrary to Machu Picchu or Ollantaytambo, the ruins span a larger area and include everything:
    - farming terraces
    - military posts
    - outlook towers
    - temples (especially temple of the sun, Intiwatana)
    - living spaces/housing quarters

    It was a steep hike of >500m of altitude again (with a “tunnel” on ~3,500 masl ;-)) and we took about 3 hours to complete the round. It was quite windy on the mountain - Anna’s hair looked a but disheveled while Bertram’s hat kept the style :-)

    Then, we got some vegan cake for the journey and hopped on an almost full colectivo minibus ready to head to Cusco - yeah, no waiting time :-)

    Now, looking forward to some coffee and dinner at Rucula/Organika Restaurant in Cusco :-)
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