Aquas Calientes to Urubamba – Wednesday, November 2, 2016

We left Aquas Calientes on the tourist train this morning and then took a taxi to Sacred Dreams Lodge in the hills above Urubamba. 

This afternoon we visited Moray where indigenous engineers built concentric circular irrigation terraces.  The angles of the sun create temperaure differences between the upper and lower levels and allow crops to grow that normally wouldn’t grow at such high altitudes ( 3,500 meters, 11,500 ft.)

Next we visited Salineras where the saline water coming out of a spring is still used to create evaporative salt ponds to produce salt. The salt ponds were originally built by the Incas. 

All day today as we travelled we have seen lots of people selling flowers. It wasn’t until we passed a cemetery that seemed to be hosting a party that I realized that today is Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead.