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Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

Machu Picchu was on my sister's bucketlist; trekkingthe Inca Trail was on mine. Sowhen my sistersuggestedthatwe should go to Machu Picchu thisyear, I jumped at theopportunity.

There are two ways to reach Machu Picchu:

1) By combinationtrainandbus, themode of transportused by manyvisitors.

2) the Inca Trail that is a 32-mile, four-day hike, and not forthefaint of heart.

Havingmadesomanyothertravelplansthisyear, I did not havemuchtime to prepare, so I missed out bookingthe Inca Trail. I went with option #1, by trainandbus with an adventuretourgroup.  When I told our guide about my desire to hikethe Inca Trail, hetold me what I alreadyknew:   "The Inca Trail has to be booked as far in advance as there are limits to thenumber of peopleallowed to walkit." Hesaid, “But there are manyways to walkportion of the Inca Trail, I will showyou. There’s a route to walk from Aguas Calientes to theentrance of Machu Picchu, an arduousuphillclimb.”

I wasready to set off in thehope of earnin…

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