9 Apr 2018 (Inca Trail, Peru): We got extremely lucky with our group. In the past few days of hiking, I’ve had conversations with everyone, and there’s no one I’d try to avoid. We are 4 Americans, 2 Eastern European immigrant Brits, 3 Irish, and 2 Germans. And I am one of the 5 people in this group who has recently quit his job and will need to find another one in the coming months. Hah.
And Machu Picchu! We woke up super early this morning (2:35am) to be the first group at the Sun Gate for the higher-altitude sunrise pics. Obviously, it’s beautiful. The mountains and the clouds and the green and the stone work! It really is nestled into the mountains in a very unnatural way and place. Super cool. It’s also much bigger than everyone expected.