Thursday, December 29, 2011

Food along Inca Trail

The food that our porters prepared along the Inca Trail was phenomenal. Each meal had multi courses. I wanted to share some pictures - if you are planning to go, I highly recommend Gap Adventures!

Eggrolls

Passionfruit (I bought this in a market, not prepared)
Crepe w/ caramel sauce for breakfast
Rice
Zucchini fritters

Happy grubbing!

Pasta soup

Salmon

Vegetable soup

Quinoa soup - this is a Peruvian staple

Machu Picchu



After three days of grueling hiking, sweating, and panting, we woke up on a clear Tuesday morning at 3:45am to start the last push to the Sun Gate. For whatever reason, I thought it was just an easy 2 hour hike this last day, but it was actually more like four. I'll let the images speak for themselves... it was a beautiful, magical place which I imagine must have been so lonely during the hundreds of years it was lost to the world.

Beautiful valley - Urubamba river
The last push before the Sun Gate
First glimpse

Alpaca grazing
Henry, our guide
Look at how perfectly the stones fit together
Temple of the Three Windows
Temple of the Sun and some terraces