Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 Peruvian Adventures: A Walk Across a Wooden Bridge

I have not been able to blog much due to the slow Internet.  With full days filled with sightseeing and hiking, my evenings are mostly spent taking a quick shower then crashing in bed from pure exhaustion.  But today, I spent a quiet day wondering around Ollantaytambo and taking photographs.  I ended my day with a late lunch and now I'm back in my hotel catching up on my blog.  I've taken notes daily and will hopefully be able to remember my thoughts throughout.

Here in this post, I am featuring one of the first video clips I took on my first day here in the small town of Ollantaytambo.  After several days of visiting the other towns in the Sacred Valley, I made the right decision to base here, while I acclimate. It is quite busy during the day with all the day trippers from Cuzco but by early evening the crowd begins to thin out and it's quite pleasant. It has a nice balance between small and charming with a bit of life so it's doesn't seem too boring 

My hotel is perfect. It is located very close to everything and from my hotel room I have a great view of the Ollantaytambo fortress.

Just outside of my hotel, a local barbecues some chicken and beef. As much as it smelled really good, I just preferred not to chance it. Instead, I set out across this wooden bridge to a restaurant called Mayupata. It was recommended by a traveler who's blog I enjoyed reading and which helped me to prepare for my own trip, 

And if you're wondering how my meal was?  Take a gander . . . I ordered their trout which was perfectly prepared, served on a bed of sweet baked potatoes and topped with these deliciously sweet crunchy noodles. The presentation and quality of this dish would rival any 5 Star restaurant in the US or anywhere for that matter. 

And now after a wonderful dinner, my first night in Peru ends with a slow walk back across a wooden bridge in this small town called Ollantaytambo.


  1. What a charming place! That food looks fantastic. So glad that you're having a good time!

    1. Hi Annie, thanks so much for your comments. I'm back from Peru. I had a fabulous time, but it sure feels good to be back home and able to brush my teeth using tap water again. As a tip I learned, I brushed my teeth using only bottled water throughout my trip. It was a pain but I didn't get sick and that was a good thing. :)

      I feel bad that I wasn't able to blog as much as I planned on, but the internet was so slow and the it was hard to upload my photos. I'll try to upload a few on some post trip photos soon. I had such a great time. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.


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