Our hotel in Ollantaytambo was a beautiful oasis. We knew the hotel was located at the train station where the trains go to Machu Pichhu but we hadn't realised we'd have to walk down the station platform and go in through what looked like it could have originally been the waiting room. The platform was packed solid for the next train and was only a couple of feet wide at ground level (rather than train level) looking more like something out of Downton than a modern day station. The hotel behind was idyllic though with gardens, hummingbirds and the most incredible flowers.
The next day we relaxed in the morning before heading up to the main square for lunch - beer and pizza obviously. I should add that this isn't like going to Pizza Hut. We have never seen so many wood fired pizza ovens as in Peru and all these restaurants make handmade pizzas that really do taste good.
After lunch we went to the Archealogical site to explore the terraces, temples and fortifications. Jane made it halfway up before the height got the better of her but it was quite a long way down do we really didn't blame her!
A head bashing Tuktuk back to the hotel and jane and I went exploring in their farm and gardens. We found their distillery that had only been set up a few months previously by an interesting guy from New York City. They made Cana which is made from sugar cane (like Cachasa from Brazil) rather than grapes like Pisco. It tastes great and they're already supplying a couple of top restaurants in Lima.
After a delightful dinner in the hotel restaurant it was time for an early night as we had to meet at 5.15 for breakfast and an early train!