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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Ollantaytanbo, Cusco, Peru

Sparkling Violetear 

  After three nights in Aguas Calientes we took the two hour train through stunning natural beauty to the town of Ollantaytanbo and decided to stay overnight. If you do visit here I recommend you eat at Heats Cafe! Very very good food, homemade, you get a lot of it and it's verry cheap! We ate there three times!! The following morning we made our ways down to the railway station and got into a community taxi. Just before you hit the station there are taxi drivers shouting 'Cusco' For 10 sols, £250, they will take you to the city. Do not catch the train to Cusco from Ollantaytanbo. Anyways, the train don't go to Cusco, Instead you pay to jump on, go a few minutes down the track, get off and climb onto a bus. Then you make the same trip as the community taxi except it cost you a lot more.

The train ride from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytanbo

This is the hotel we stayed in

Anna hanging out with the locals. Shes the one with the funny hat!

This is where I stayed last year by the main plaza

Mottled-backed Elaenia

Spotted-winged Grosebeak

Sparkling Violtear 

Some of the birds in the Ollantaytanbo area

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  1. The bird world is so huge, the way they name species is amazing. "Violetear" for example.

  2. Made me smile! Was in Peru 2 years ago - same places, same fab birds. Dipped on the UFO mind... See my youtube video of hummingbirds at Leymebamba by googling "hummingbirds leymebamba" would post link but it doesn't seem to want to copy!