23:30 - This morning we had the choice of going back up the Machu Picchu or do a couple of alternative treks. All but Jolanda, decided to do a trek that took us into the forest to a botanical garden and a waterfall (about 4 hours in total). The weather looked spectacular and as we set off it was really sunny and warm. The scenery was as usual quite special and although I am not a walking person, it was good to take a stroll. I am not an expert in plants and birds so a lot of what my companions were interested in, is lost on me. I can appreciate a pretty bird or flower but that's where it stops really :-). We got back to the hotel as it was starting to pour down with rain and counted ourselves lucky on the timing. We went back to last night's Indio Feliz for lunch (which was as excellent as the night before). Our train for Ollantaytambo was at quarter to five so we then hang around reading/computing/phoning until it was time to go. The train ride was a couple of hours and then we got onto a bus for another couple of hours to get to Cusco, where we are sleeping tonight before flying to Lima tomorrow morning. By the time we got to the Andariego (hotel), it was 9...a few of us went off for a bite to eat and although disappointed that the chicken place nextdoor was closed, Sally led us to an equally excellent place where we ate, drank and chatted. It is on everybody's mind that tomorrow night our tour finishes and there is talks of flights etc. Sally earlier today had very kindly shared some tips on what to do in my remaining weeks in south america. She really does have an enviable enthusiasm for what she does.