- Oct. 26 2016 - Machu Picchu - Peru
- The Peru trip continues to be incredible.
I just love this country. The people are friendly, the food is
some of the best in the world, the landscapes are truly epic,
and of course, the historical sites are simply breathtaking.
- We're just wrapping up two days at
Machu Picchu, as we got very lucky with good weather. The first
day was mostly clear, with good visibility, then early on the
second day, a group of us got up early to hike part of the Inca
Trail up to the Sun Gate. It was cloudy, and looked like it might
rain, but eventually the clouds parted, and we got a fantastic
view of the ancient Incan city.
- Soon, we'll be back on the train, then
eventually on to Cusco again to spend a little time in the city
before returning to Lima, then eventually home.
- There's still several days left in
this adventure, and it has been absolutely wonderful. It has
been a tremendous honour to be invited along as a representative
of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Many thanks to them,
and also to Lindlbad Expeditions, who really know how to organize
a trip. No detail has been overlooked!
- Once I get home, I'll assemble more
photos from the trip. Right now, we've beer far to busy, and
I've barely had a chance to review any of my photographs at all.