24th May 2017
No bikes today. But plenty recovery and a train journey, so not all bad news. This was our only day off, for the purpose of visiting Machu Pichuu. Light breakfast with green tea, and jumped on the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichuu village, which was quite touristy, but thankfully less Pizza/Wifi/Coffee places.
From the village we got the small bus to the site itself. I don’t really know how to describe it, it’s something that needs to be seen. The architecture and design are amazing, and nearly 90% of the stone work remains unchanged and undamaged. The only downside was the other tourists. Carlos gave us some history lessons as we walked round, handy he used to be a tour guide there. I overheard a few groups saying it felt really spiritual, but I didn’t buy into that, it`s just an awesome place to visit.
I got myself round, feeling completely useless at my lack of energy, then got some soup before getting the train back to Cusco direct from Machu Pichuu. Bikes again tomorrow.