[Machu Picchu Itinerary: Day 2 - Trail (Soraypampa-Salcantay-Huayrac Pampa-Chaullay). Around 7 a.m. after breakfast, we will begin the most difficult part of the Trek, walking through the site known as Pampa Salcantay. We will then take the left side of the glacier Umantay located beside the glacier Salcantay. Around noon, we will be at the highest point, Salcantay Umantay at 14,763 (4,500 m). We will watch the Salcantay glaciers and rest for an hour before having lunch in Huayrac Pampa. We will then continue walking for 4 hours to Chaullay located at 9,514 ft (2,900 m) where we will set up camp.]
Last Sunday evening, after spending all day walking around Lima’s Historic Center, Michael and I made it back to Miraflores and headed for the coast which is really only a couple of blocks from his apartment.
Larcomar is a shopping center built into the side of a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is a prime piece of real estate and the mall has everything from food to clothes to a huge arcade to a movie theater. Absolutely gorgeous.
I wish we had something like this in San Francisco. We bought tickets for the 6:50 p.m. showing of “Los Vengadores” aka The Avengers in 3D and subtitled so we could enjoy the movie in its original English and headed out to explore some restaurants before showtime. More ceviche. What else is new? I’m sure you’ve seen in a couple of my pictures that the corn here is a different breed. I have no idea if all the corn here is like this – big fat kernels that are chewy instead of crunchy or juicy – or just this special type of corn. It is everywhere though and always served with ceviche. Good thing that the corn is pretty tasty. We made it back to Larcomar just in time for our movie. The Avengers was funny, entertaining, thrilling and action-packed. All you could want in a summer blockbuster. I didn’t even mind the 3D glasses.