My walk in the park to Machu Picchu I found very invigorating. You could push yourself as hard as you wanted or just follow along with the crowd because there was quite a varying array of people from all over the globe with different degrees of fitness. I got to meet a lot of nice people of varying nationalities and made more new friends. The scenery was fantastic and our tour guide Raul was very knowledgeable and quite a nice fellow. He was always good enough to talk in both Spanish and English to be sure that every one could understand what he was saying.
I must admit that I was a little disappointed at the final destination of Machu Picchu though, it was very busy and I found no presence of the calm soothing spirit that I was expecting to find there. I felt I had not taken the trek and got to see all of the other ruins to experience what it must have been like for the first inhabatence there that I would not have had felt any of the spirit guilds that I came here for. It was very interesting to learn how they made their homes and put the stones together and all of the hard labor that went into the buildings of their trails and terraces. There wasn't a lot of time to site and relax and meditate because of the many people coming and going, if I was up at 2 or 3 in the morning and was all along with my thoughts and nature it was the tranquility that I was looking for.
Thank God for our porters, they were fantastic and the cook was unbelievable and the food he prepared was way above what one would expect in the boosh. Those guys were great.