The Sacred Valley

As part of my time in Cusco (where I stayed a few days before going to Ollantaytambo, then Machu Picchu, then back to Cusco), I took an all-day tour called “The Sacred Valley Tour” and also a chocolate-making class. Here are pictures:

A view from the Pisac ruins.

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At the beginning of the week, I felt a little burnt out from travel. I did a little research on it to validate my state of mind and turns out, it’s very common for many long-term travelers.

I arrived in Cusco yesterday morning and today, I spent the entire day on a Sacred Valley Tour, which went from 9 am to 7 pm. We visited ruins in Pisac, Ollantaytambo (I always have trouble saying this city), and Chinchero. We climbed ruins and our guide Paul gave very detailed historical information on those ruins.

Some moment during the tour, my spirits went from tired to “optimistic”.

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