Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Week 23 -- Machu Picchu

Wow yet another week down in the mission and the same old same old here. Really trying to get more people to teach in our area and work hard but it is getting hard at times. No one seems to want to like to listen to our message. So it is making it difficult to work all day and not just be rejected at every corner we have.

But this week had some really awesome events as you guys probably know that I went to Machu Picchu yesterday. It was the most beautiful site I have every seen before and I cant believe I had the chance to go and see this particular World Wonder. To get to the mountain where it is at is tricky.....first we had to travel our 2 1/2 hours to Cusco from Sicuani. Then we had to wake up at 2 am to get a bus from Cusco to the train station an hour away that leaves to Machu Picchu at 5 am. The train ride was about 2 hours and it weaved in and out of the mountains and travelled along side some huge mountain sides along the way. Such a beautiful view. Then we finally got to the area or little town that was below Machu Picchu....which is basically a giant tourist area. Finally to get up we took a 25 minute bus ride all the way up the mountain to finally get to the entrance of Machu Picchu. We entered and it was AMAZING!!! The view looked unreal and I couldnt believe that I was looking at this on the top of a mountain.....a freaking mountain they built this city. I really hope that you guys enjoy the pictures....they sometimes look unreal and not a picture. But seriously it was amazing just being there but actually getting to observe all the ruins....which the rocks are like perfectly set in place. The history of the place is super interesting....was only discovered in 1910. We saw plenty of buildings and also a temple of sun....rocks that are a condor, and many more things. Seriously was the most beautiful site of my life and I wish everyone could see it for themselves one day. We had a great day of visiting it but it only lasted for the day and we had to return to Sicuani. Lots of travelling too, which is the least fun of all of it. But some great pictures with a few missionaries that I knew. But now back to work in the city.

Like I said, not much in the work this week. No one is progressing how we would like and many people are just so hard to find. We have plenty of contacts but it is just so hard to find some people with the address system here. It doesnt make sense. But glad to hear that you guys have had a good week and that all is well, cant wait to see  how things are going in the week to go.