The main event (if you will) of our travels through Peru was a five day hiking trip that reached a 4,600 meter pass beneath the beauty of the mountain, Apu Salkantay, which is sacred for the Inca, and culminated at the ruins of Machu Picchu. It was a pretty amazing trip, made more amazing by the fabulous company we had in our tour trip. Besides myself as the lone american (whew), there was Mari, her brother Tshilo, friend Julito, four fantastic Argentinos, two splendid individuals from Basque country in Spain, Crystal from Canada, and our absolutely amazing guide, Juana. We couldn’t have asked for a better group considering none of us knew all the rest before we started and we only had five intense days of hiking, sleeping, and carousing to get along with one another. Unfortunately Mari and my camera passed on to the sleepy world of death a day and a half before we reached Machu Picchu so we only have pics up to a certain point. Here are some of the highlights but if you have time and are interested in the exhaustive line of photos, you will have to follow this link because, well, we (read, I) take a exorbitant amount of photos.