Ollantaytambo

Added 13 Sep 2014

We visit the Inca terraces at Ollantaytambo this morning. It is believed the fortress here was protection for Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo is certainly impressive. Some of us walk up to the top to see the temple of the sun while others enjoy a stroll at ground level, listening to our guide commentary via our radio headsets. The sun is shining but it is quiet windy so we hold onto our hats. From the Inca site we are free to explore this small town and most of us visit a typical family house to see how the locals live. The first thing we notice is the guinea pigs running about! Free time for lunch to follow and we all get together in the main square for the transfer back to our hotel. For some reason the local policeman has decided to reverse the normal one-way road system and everything has come to a halt. The policeman walks off, leaving utter chaos. Richard decides to investigate. It is quickly apparent that some traffic control is necessary so the Furlongs staff get stuck in. The locals seem somewhat bemused but we release the gridlock and are able to proceed! All part of the job.

Back at the hotel we enjoy a leisurely afternoon before a grand finale dinner. We start our journey home tomorrow and we hope everyone has enjoyed Peru 2014 as much as the Furlongs team.