Two days later I´m in a mini bus together with two British girls to Ollantaytamba and start the Inca Trail at 8 a.m. We follow a small part of the 22.000 km long trail system of the Incas to Machu Picchu, the hidden city of the Incas for three days. They didn´t have horses or wheels. So everything had to be carried by lamas or porters.
The first day is easy, we walk through green fields and pass several small ruins to Wayllabamba. At 1 p.m. the porters set up the tent and at 1.15 p.m. it starts pouring with rain. It´s definitely rainy season here. So I spend the afternoon reading a good book and sleeping a lot. Later we are served tea and have dinner in a separate dining tent. What a difference to the lonely evenings in the desert.