Location: Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
The day started at the normal time, at 7:30 with an 8 am breakfast. After my hasty breakfast, I went back to my room and packed my suitcase and a bag for 24 hours. After the whole group had brought all of their bags and things down to the lobby, we headed to the train station, where we waited for about 30 minutes for our train to arrive. Our train was so cool! It was called the Vistadome and had these huge windows on the sides and the ceiling, so you could see everything around you. The two-hour ride was accompanied by amazing views and was pretty calm (except for that weird guy who would yell “wooo hooo” every time we went through a tunnel). When we got to Aguas Calientes, which is the town below Machu Picchu, we were all ready to relax or go shopping in the nearby market. I ended up going shopping with my roommate Avery and Stephanie. We ended up buying way too much in a market that was way too expensive, but I got a few good deals. After shopping, the 3 of us went hunting for an ice cream place. The place we found ended up being the place we were having dinner. It was a super cool Italian place that I just forgot the name of. For dinner, I got an amazing pizza. After dinner, Avery and I watched The Parent Trap, and slowly fell asleep around 9, which was pretty late considering we were getting up at 4 in the morning for Machu Picchu, which I am SO EXCITED for!! Ok, it’s getting late. Peace out, everyone!!