13 Apr

On the 7th April we left Cusco ( once known as the Ica empire), making our way to Machu Picchu. The journey started by getting a taxi to Ollantaytambo, then got a small old fashioned train to Agua Callentes where we stayed the night. Next morning we got up at 4am to start the trek to Machu Picchu: a 20 minute walk downhill, crossing   the Rio Urubamba (the fastest and most powerful river I have ever seen). Then we climbed 2 km further uphill at high altitude which took us about 50 minutes. We actually managed to be in the first 100 people reaching the top, therefore we were in the 400 who were allowed to climb Wayna Picchu. It was very rainy so the the path we climbed up was very slippery, I found it quite scary as we climbed a further 2690 meters up Wayna Picchu taking another 40 minutes. . However, the views made it all worth it. It was like sitting on clouds looking down at the Icas masterpiece; the ruins of Machu Picchu.


After the hike down in pouring down rain we decided that the hot pools in Agua Callentes was our next destination. Sitting in hot pools (heated up by the volcanoes) is the best way to relax and stretch our muscles, I highly recommend it!


Oh, and before you all think that we are having too much fun to miss you, I would like to mention that we are. I mean we do miss you all! Sending lots of love.


  1. Blaine April 14, 2011 at 6:16 am #

    Hahaha is little man pulling a ring out of his sock in the last pic?….those shoes are holding up ok m8!

    looks like you’re both having an amazing time! loving the updates on this site Kat.

    Keep safe! (little man I will drop you an e-mail soon) x

  2. Kathrine April 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Har du noge du vil fortella meg!?

    • Kat Breivik April 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

      Haha, dont worry…berre in spok, han knytte skoene sine. Men alle sa atte detta kom te aa sje, saa me bestemte oss for aa lura nogen av vennene vaaras i England litt:) Du hadde faat vist om de fyste allikavel,hehe:) Haape du gleda deg te Bali, alle andre me har mott som reise og har vore der seie atte de ein flotte plass:) Miss you x x x

  3. Marie April 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Haha, du ga nesten Henriette hjerteinfarkt! Hu trudde d sko bli bryllup, sjøl om eg sa at eg va 98% sikker på at d va tull 😛

  4. Heidi May 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Jealous much? Ja.. 😛
    Ser ut så ein heilt fantastiske tur 😀 Håpe du kose deg knallmøkje :))

  5. Brandonator May 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    cant wait for the stag!!!

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