South America: Peru, Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
Another great day and it was close but we almost lost our luggage!
Finishing our time in Aguas Calientes
|One of the many butterflies here|
First, we wanted to fill up our morning before the train left so we headed for the hot springs. When we got there we didn’t really feel like soaking, so we put up our feet in the little bar here. Then we strolled through the vendors in the open market.
I was looking for beads, but I only found a few in already strung bracelets. I know we’ll be doing some more shopping in the Pisac market in a few days, so hopefully, I’ll find some there.
Luggage Almost Stayed here
|So many loose dogs around – this in Ollantaytambo, Peru|
This was the first time we had stayed in a place that actually would take our luggage for us. It felt strange not carrying our bags around, but we entered the train station thinking that the luggage would be on the train. Me, being the worry wort that I can be, started asking around about our luggage. Using my limited Spanish I asked around and an attendant pointed outside the gates of the train station.
The train was about to depart. We dashed for the pile of luggage outside, searched for our bags and then had to run back to the train to get on. Whew!
|View from up above, looking down on Ollant|
We arrived in Ollant and started our walk to the main part of town, in search for our hostel, KB Tambo.
I already love this place. It has a cute courtyard and a couple is making a go of creating a little restaurant here. Also, any transportation we need, we can order through the hostel staff.
|Another look at the narrow streets and the amazing
storm water system they have in this ancient city.
After reviewing the options, we’ve signed up to go see the Salt Mines and Moray tomorrow with a taxi service.
Before the sun set on us though, we walked up to see the free ruins. It was interesting and a beautiful view.
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