OmG .. the last days were absolutely amazing !! we did the `Inka Jungle Trek´ for four days in the nationalparc of `Machu Picchu´ near `Cusco´ – a beautiful old city in the middle of the high Andes by the way. we came to `Cusco´ about three days before our tour started to get used to the hight because we flew from 0 hm to about 3350 hm .. quite a little difference. so we got some time to acclimatize ourselves and to spot the city and to spend almost one hour every day in `Starbucks´ which is located directly at the `Plaza de Armas´ – the main square in `Cusco´. so on 5th of november at about 5 am in the morning we finally started our trek !! we took a small bus to `Ollantaytambo´ where we had our breakfast and moved on about 1 1/2 hours more to arrive at the highest point of our tour – `Abra Malaga´. from there we took the bikes and drove downhill while watching the breathtaking nature and the view over the sacred valley. it was fuckin’ cold but worth it !! the next day would be the hardest one .. 7 hours of hiking on the `Inka Trail´. we went through jungle, highlands and mountains and got to see a lot of plants and trees like oranges, avocados, coca leaves, cacao, bananas, pineapples and much more .. it was amazing !! unbelievable the natives grow their crops in about 2500 hm and have to climb up there every day. so at about 2 pm we had to take a siesta in order to get any further today. hammocks are lifesavers !! before reaching our place to stay for the next night we had to walk on for about three hours, we crossed a river on a flying cablecar and enjoyed the evening in the hot springs of `Santa Teresa´ – this was exactly what we needed after this stressful day. the third day was fun only: we did ziplining in the Machu Picchu valley !! this was exciting !! afterwards we had to walk about three hours along the rails of the `Inka Rail´ to get to `Aguas Calientes´ – the city right underneath of the famous `Machu Picchu´. we spent our evening drinking the traditional `Pisco Sour´ cocktail even if we knew we had to stand up at 3:30 am the next morning. so so clever. so the next morning was really hard but we finally got up all the stairs to the entrance of `Machu Picchu´ but we really got rewarded by the unreal and fantastic view all over the Inka city and fantastic sunny weather !! we also climbed up the `Huayna Picchu´ – the imposing mountain right behind the ruines of `Machu Picchu´ .. this was another highlight, too. back to `Cusco´ at about 11 pm that day we were more than tired but all i can say: `Machu Picchu´ is one of the most amazing places in the world !! so today on my finally 18th birthday i actually have to calm down a bit but anyway i already went shopping and with some coffee everything is possible again, right ?