The day had finally come! Yesterdays happy mode was still on, unfortunately the weather wasn’t. It had been raining almost the entire night and when I woke up rain was hanging in the air. The alarm rang at 04.30 because I wanted to be there when they opened at 06.00, and after a 25 min bus ride I was finally there. (Yes, I was lazy and took the bus this day).
Just as I went through the main gate the rain started falling, luckily I’m a genius and had brought my umbrella. But the rain wasn’t that bad actually, the fog was. Sometimes you could barely see anything, so I started my visit by walking to the inca bridge which lies a few hundred meters away from the main ruins.
Now and then the fog cleared up and you could see where you didn’t want to fall down.. Walking on these paths made me wonder how they did it, just look at the bridge bellow.
When I came back to the main ruins the weather had cleared up and it had stopped raining, making it possible to see almost the entire ruin.
Pretty awesome place huh? After a couple of hours walking around in the ruins I decided to walk up the Montana Picchu, the bigger mountain lying next to the ruins, on the opposite site from the more famous Wayna Picchu.
So I started walking..
..and I kept walking..
Because of the fog/clouds I had no idea how far I actually had to walk. Wrongheaded as I am, I decided not rest even once before I had reached the top.
After 1 hour of constant walking I finally made it, passing around 15-20 half dead people on the way up, and 4-5 disappointed ones walking down because they couldn’t see anything from the top. With the hopes that the fog/clouds would disappear I died on the spot and waited.
After 30 minutes my waiting finally paid off and you could get a glimpse of the things bellow.
As the minutes passed by the clouds disappeared and you could finally see the entire site bellow, If my stomach wouldn’t have screamed for food I think I could have stayed here the entire day.
It’s a miracle that I survived the way down as the walk up had totally killed my legs.
This place i definitely one of the coolest places I’ve ever visited, unfortunately it’s hard to mediate a feeling, but I can tell you this. Machu Picchu is magical!
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