Aquas Calientes/Machu Picchu Town
This town is mostly a one night or two night town as a starting point for tourists arriving by train and an ending point for the hikers. It is busy and packed with tourists, hence the restaurants are not really memorial. You get the feeling that they know you won’t be back. But it is fun, the rivers wild and noisy and given the expectations we were happy with our stay. We woke to pouring rain, slept in and then took in the sights to see around town.
We caught the Vista Dome train back to the Sacred Valley.
We were picked up by shuttle van and driven to Cuzco. The beer before we left may have been a mistake because as we were driving up over the pass (above 12,000 ft) I started to get altitude sickness and a migraine. Needless to say, our first evening in Cuzco was very quiet as I drank lots of water and tried to get rid of a major headache.