Today was the day we have been waiting for… Matchu Pitchu ( The seven wonders of the world) . The bus from the hotel is again on twisting dirt roads but now I am starting to feel comfortable on these roads. A few steps later we were in the clouds staring down at one of the Inca Empire. The Inca estate was built in the 1400’s. The Incas believed that their ruler was direct descendants of the sun god. They believed in many gods of nature, weather, and planets. Every mountaintop was a god. Each month the Incas held a huge a public religious ceremony honoring one of their gods offering sacrifices in hopes that they would be protected. The Spanish eventually found their remote city and conquered the Incan civilization in 1531 .
We took a 2 hour train ride back to Cusco and was the most amazing trains I have ever experienced. Not only the scenery was beautiful along the river and mountain ranges they kept us entertained with a fashion show and dancing.
Although, my fears of driving over a bridge made of 2 x 6 wooden planks was justified when I looked out the window to see a van crossing a bridge plunge into the river below. Maybe my praying to the Gods was helpful and the Incas know something we should consider.