Early taxi (5am) to Ollantaytambo (1.5 hour drive). Train to Aquas Calientes (1.5 hours, then bus to Mapi (20 minutes). Trouble with ATMs (can’t withdraw cash); had to use hidden USD. Nice sunny weather. Walking and taking 250 pics for 4 hours; meeting fellow bikers from Stahlratte (guys from London, Ireland and New Zeland) – took picture together.
Developed idea about going to Chile to see Dakar race in a few days; gorgeous views;
Inca bridge; back to Aquas calientes; ATM finally works; nice meal near central square (soup quinoa, beef, trout). Long wait in the town; no earlier train; Vadim got inca massage; short work around the town in the evening and sitting in the central square; uncomfortable (no leg room and hot) train; chatty 22-year old girl from Lima on the train; minivan from Ollantaytambo (driver playing Guns&Roses). Arriving to Cusco before midnight; very tired in the evening…Fell asleep immediately.
Routes taken: Train
Miles ridden: none