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The Amazing New Adventures of Larry and Mark - Peru, Land of the Incas

Chapter 47

 Aguas Calientes and Departure by Train

 

Correction: I just got an email from Willow, our guide, who corrected me that the site which I 

called  Qorihuayrachina was actually Patallaqta, visible when you hike the Inca Trail.

 

 Peru Chapter 47 - Aguas Calientes and Departure by Train

 

Down from our second day visiting Machu Picchu, it is time for late lunch before

heading back on the train.  We have stopped at the same small restaurant in

Aguas Calientes near the gentle stream (the joke will be apparent in a future chapter.) 

We are treated to a wonderful lunch with all sorts of beautiful dishes:

 

 

A brief walk through town after lunch, we stop at the statue of Pachacutec,

who built the empire from a tiny kingdom and extended it through much

of the South American west coast.

 

The base of the monument is clearly built in imitation Inca stone construction,

but dated 2004.  They had LOTS more technology, but the stones don't fit as well!

 

 

On our way to the train, we pass through one of the ever-present

 tourist traps, but they are always colorful and attractive

 

 

Everyone could use one of these on the wall!

 

 

This guy was definitely NOT a wall decoration - he entertained us

on our way back by train.

 

 

Mt. Veronica - 5680m / 18,635ft, is the highest peak in the Cordillera Urubamba range -

visible from the train. Its Quechua name, Wakay Willca, means “Sacred Tears”.

 

 

Next:  Andean religion, society and the Chakana

 

Larry Reich

 

You may reach me with comments:

Laurence Reich

auburndocreich@aol.com 

 

 

 

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