This is my entry for the Daily Post weekly photo challenge. As soon as I read the topic, I immediately thought about the road from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. The buses that traverse this road are not for the faint of heart nor weak of stomach. I speak from experience. I found the ride up tolerable as we travelled at a lovely slow speed, but the ride down was another story. The second day of my visit I went up by bus but I chose to walk down. I was alone on the walk and it was a little uncomfortable at times (being all alone on the forested path) but it was a good choice for me.zig zag road road close upHere is someone who was sure-footed at altitude.llamaIt is worth any amount of discomfort to experience Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu terraced steps distant view

16 thoughts

  1. What an experience Terri ! I think I’s have been with you on the walk … a bus journey all the way down … aargh


    1. I seem to think it was about an hour and a half, but it was a couple of years ago so I could be mistaken. I’m sure it wasn’t any longer. I loved how relaxed all the llamas were. They pretty much look after cutting the grass there. I’d get one but we don’t have any lawn. Whew.


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