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Ollantaytambo - Day 25

Beautiful views and Burritos

19 °C

Today we explored the ruins in Ollantaytambo. There isn't really much to say that the pictures don't tell you - the view was beautiful from up there. It was a steep walk up to the first part, not helped by the altitude, but after that it was an easy stroll around the ruins and the hills.
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People had written their names in a cactus plant, which I suppose is better than on the ruins, and there were a few other beautiful flowers on there - for some reason I didn't expect to see dainty flowers on the side of a hill here.
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Andrew hid in here and jumped out at me!
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The walk back down the steps was much easier but still steep. At the bottom there was more flora, some fauna and running water throughout the ruins. Andrew was a little tall for the inca settlements!
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Across on the opposite side of the town was another mountain and we decided to climb up and see the ruins on there too. It was very steep and much harder to climb with no steps and I only got so far up. Andrew climbed most of the way up and took some great pictures of the town.
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The exercise had made us hungry and we'd heard good things about a place in town called Puka Rumi. We had the most amazing burritos (I would call them fajitas though as I had to make myself at the table - anyone?) - delicious, fresh food that I could eat all day every day.
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In town, the market had some strange, scary balaclavas - Dad, how about one of these to keep you warm?!
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The day was overcast and we'd been silly - we got back to the hostel and found we were sunburnt! Cold cloths, ibuprofen, water and an early night was in order as tomorrow is Macchu Picchu!

Posted by staceywaugh 05:40 Archived in Peru

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