Submitted by Paula Guy on Tue, 22/05/2012 - 13:29
Today was the day I had been most looking forward to since leaving the jungle, I've seen so many pictures on the internet, in books and in brochures of Machu Picchu. It's been in the top ten of my 'must see' list for a number of years and today was the day that I would finally encounter it. With great anticipation we boarded the early morning train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes. Once again the vista was impressive; the four hour journey took us through small Andean villages and farmland ringed by snow-capped mountains. Even though it wasn't anywhere near as cold as we'd been told it would be we snuggled up under the blanket we'd been given and watched Peruvian life out of the window.