Saturday, 18 June 2016

Machu Picchu

ooohhh it's been a long time! i've been quite occupied, also the internet here is quite slow, so i have to suck it up. i just thought that i should blog about my experience going to Machu Picchu and hiking up Huayna Picchu, which was the hardest thing i've ever done in my life (I SWEAR!). i can still remember the pain that my body had to go through after the hike *cries blood*

i've been staying in Lima last week and then during the weekend we all went on a trip to Cusco. we visited a lot of places for sure but i'm gonna focus on Machu Picchu only in this post. we stayed at a beautiful, mysterious-ish town called Aguas Calientes. woke up at 5am, had breakfast, and then all of us marched out to take the bus up to Machu Picchu. it's winter season here, so it gets extremely cold and chilly! and that morning, it was raining <3

took the bus and went on a winding route up the mountain. i should just say that the journey was adventurous but also scary. my best advice is to just trust your Peruvian drivers, no matter how scary it gets. then, we arrived at the gate! actually, you can just go to Machu Picchu without hiking up Huayna Picchu. but, if you hike Huayna Picchu, you'd get to see all of Machu Picchu from above!

hiking up Huayna Picchu takes about 1 hour only, but it was tremendously hard since we had to hike up stairs! plus, we had to deal with the altitude sickness as well. one of my friends got so nauseous that she threw up all over the place. i was doing fine with the altitude, but i had to take it slow since my legs were giving up on me. my prof kept telling me to not look up since the stairs were never ending. so, throughout the hike, i just stared down at the stairs and kept reminding myself that i am one step closer to the top. and we all made it! i'll let the pictures talk from now :)

we were almost at the top now, it was really foggy since it rained in the morning. look at those stairs!!! we had to crawllllllllllll

we reached the peak!!!

the view of Machu Picchu from Huayna Picchu

hello it's me


all of us after we made it down! <3

I MADE IT!!!!!

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