Ollantaytambo

Took a taxi to Ollantaytambo. The taxi costs 20 times as much as local buses but saves hours of time in diesel-filled sardine cans, so we’ll file this under rich Europeans supporting the local economy.

Ollantaytambo has its own Inca ruins hanging impossibly from the hillsides that box in the town. We’ll explore those tomorrow. The town is small and still uses the old Inca layout, foundations, and many of the old walls. Roads are very narrow and most have a channel with fast-flowing water on one side.

A modern square with tourism infrastructure is tacked onto the village on one side. For the first time, the first few hotels we walked into were fully booked; we ended up at Casa de Mama. No wifi, I write this using an AP irresponsibly left open.