Lifetravelled- Aussie couple hitting the road to Argentina -in Argentina

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  1. lifetravelled

    lifetravelled Been here awhile

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    You can see in the background the crowds building as the day progressed, it was relatively quite when got there, I would hate to what it's like in peak, feb is the slowest month, the hike is closed the whole month.
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  2. lifetravelled

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    Thanks for the update and photos. Glad you had a dry period during the time you were there. Did any of the Llamas spit on you? They don’t like you looking them in the eye and will give you a good spray of green goop.
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    Luckily no, A lady had just fed a banana to the one Stef sat next to and it was quite pleasant, then tried to get friendly with Stef which gave her a good fright.
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    Great photos!!
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    Thanks Chilejsck, and thanks for following along.
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    Worth the early start to dodge those crowds Josh, good job.

    Thanks for continuing to keep us updated; you must be caught between not wanting the trip to end, but perhaps looking forward to seeing home, friends and family again at this point.

    Stay well mate.
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    Thanks mate, yeah it's a bit strange, we are both not wanting the trip to end and even tho it's 2 months left it feels soon but at the same time we are excited for life at home and a few projects we are currently planning, things seem easier after doing a trip like this.
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    Excellent photo's thank you, very clear and well composed.
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    Thanks mate.
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    Brilliant Pics!!!
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    We opted to walk down instead of taking the bus, 1 the bus is $12 pp each way, 2 exercise and 3 safety.

    It's a nice walk down takes about 45 mins but would be double that to go up.

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    Once we got back to town we had a good 3.5 hours to kill, so we had coffee and cake and then had lunch of alpaca and soup. Then it was back on the train and the bus, we arrived back at our hostel at around 9:30 and called it a day.

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    The next day we headed out to the Ollantaytambo ruins, which is actually where the train departs from, but it was nice to ride it instead of the bus, these ruins were interesting and only about 10 people there.
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    Some more photos...

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    After the Ollanytambo ruins we headed to the Ruins, these are large agricultural circles, the latest explanation for them is a type of testing/experimenting for the incas with different crops. It is a bit of the main road up a dirt track about 10kms, the road on the way was not to bad, a few water crossings and large pools of water but not bad. We checked out the ruins and we could see the weather coming in, we headed back to the bike and got ready to go...

    Only one photo as I battle the wifi, more to come...

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    Did you like eating the Alpaca or the Cuy better?
    The Alpaca looks better in the picture, but I have neither.
    I am pretty adventurous when it comes to eating. I would probably try either.

    I know I posted this before, but it's great you guys get to do this trip while young.
    Hey, you even get to keep the memories longer.
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    You know what we really enjoyed the cuy, but a lot of people don't, maybe we got lucky, we had Alapaca a few times, the first 2 times as part of a meal of the day, small servings but tasty. The next time we had it at a fancy restaurant in Cusco, it was very nice. Photos of that to follow.
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    Better wifi today, let's see if I can catch up, almost a whole country behind.

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