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Machu Picchu - Cusco - Lima

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Your text to link here...We went back to the lower terraces with a lot less tourists in Machu Picchu after our breakfast in the lodge and walked around a bit more. Truly enjoyed the idea of staying at the Sanctuary Lodge, we can go in and out the park multiple times a day.

The train ride from Machu Picchu back to Poroy seemed longer than expected, the service crew members on board even did a fashion show to keep us entertained. Of course I bought an alpaca scarf as a gift after the show! What an easy upsell! We checked back into Libertador Cusco for one night and decided to walk to Palacio Nazarenes, a new Orient Express hotel in Cusco, for dinner…. that last night in Cusco started going down hill from that dinner.. LOL. The hotel is very beautiful, don't take me wrong! And the service was very attentive, but there was a film crew from a travel program from Japan doing a filming and the whole vibe of the restaurant turned into a movie set… not cozy at all. I somehow felt like I need to eat something else after the USD84 dinner! Walked back to our hotel, and the room couldn't cool down at all, they moved us to a Jr Suite after a few calls to the front desk after midnight! Time to catch some sleep before our flight back to Lima in the morning!

When we arrived at Westin Lima, there were hundreds of Peruvian girls waiting outside of the hotel. Because of a Korean Boy Band, The Big Bang, was staying at the hotel. You could imagine how many girls screamed when I walked out from the van…… I should of wearing my sunglasses and smiled at them… but I didn't. I somehow got really sick during the last day in Peru… let's say I spent half of my time on the toilet… haha

We booked a cooking lesson at SkyKitchen, and it ended up to be a private lesson for just two of us. Yurac, the chef, and Christian took great care of us and we made Ocupa, Chupe and Alpaca for dinner plus Lucuma Mousse for dessert!

Next stop! California!

Posted by samandjet 05:50 Archived in Peru

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