Another day and another feat overcome in the life of an injured backpacker. Having traipsed around a couple of tour agencies in Cusco with my long suffering travel companion, I can confirm that you cannot do the entirety of the Macchu Picchu trek on a donkey. The results are in and you will need to be able to walk at the least along a train track for three hours.
An easy bus from Medellin, Salento was our first arrival at night as we missed the earlier bus…fortunately, there couldn’t be a better place for it. Our journey was almost a private coach hire experience, sharing our oranges with the driver and watching Netflix with no one else on board, we pulled into Salento’s cobbled square. A few blocks in and a local had given us more directions to our hostel just four blocks away. I loved this place already.