Weekday Getaway: Aquas Calientes, Peru

Right after we climbed the Inca Trail and spent some time at Machu Picchu we took a 30 bus ride down to a small town at the base of the mountain called Aquas Calientes to rest our tired feet, get a hot meal and bask in the glory of our accomplishment. We discovered while walking around this area that for a (large) fee you can take a luxury train from Cusco to Machu Picchu instead of hiking the trail to get there. While we may have had a few moments of regret upon seeing this train stop in Aquas Calientes, those all washed away once we realized how wonderful it felt to say that we hiked there with our own two feet! Sometimes less is more and the best experiences in life are always the ones you work hard to achieve.

Happy Thursday!