Take Me With You Podcast

(Ep. 114) Hiking the Incan Trail with Ray Blakney

January 04, 2021 Ryan & Cheryl Season 3 Episode 10
Take Me With You Podcast
(Ep. 114) Hiking the Incan Trail with Ray Blakney
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Take Me With You Podcast
(Ep. 114) Hiking the Incan Trail with Ray Blakney
Jan 04, 2021 Season 3 Episode 10
Ryan & Cheryl

Ray shares about hiking the Incan Trail, and a train ride through the Andes, as well as his life in Mexico City, and growing up internationally. 

  • Cusco 
    • In the mts. of Peru - 8,000 ft 
    • 2 weeks to acclimate to altitude  
    • Coffee & chocolate making classes 
  • Incan Trail 10,000 ft 
    • Only 100 people allowed on the trail per day
    • A 4 day trail 
    • Usually reserve 6 months in advance 
    • $1000 per person to do the hike 
  • Day 1 
    • 3 hr drive to Sacred Valley where the trail starts 
    • Mostly flat for about 5 hours, then the last 30 minutes is steep 
  • Day 2 
    • From 10,000 ft to 14,000 ft for 4 straight hours
    • The views are amazing 
      • Wild llamas running up the hills 
      • Waterfalls 
  • The path the Incans would take to get to Machu Picchu 
    • Secret path 
    • Paths through other forts, ruins (can’t be seen from above) 
    • ½ degree different terrace to grow different crops 
    • From jungle to pine forest 
    • Looked like a river of clouds moving through the Andes mountains 
  • Machu Picchu 
    • With no one else there, you watch the sunrise, then you get an hour with only the 100 people who hiked it with you 
    • Train at the end Agua Calientes 
  • Silent Meditation Retreat 
    • Lake Titicaca 
    • Train from Cusco to Titicaca 
      • Only 2 people on this train because it was a day the train usually didn’t run that day 
      • Quinoto  - risotto with quinoa 
      • 2 bands on the train, the 2nd band was awful 
      • Half way through the trip they stop and local people set up a market to sell to the people on the train 


Wish You Were Here 

Cheryl: Pyramid of Cestius, Rome, Italy 

Ray: Sima de las Cotorras, Chiapas, Mexico 

Ryan: Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, WA 


Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @tmwypodcast 

Leave us a voicemail (or text message): (406)763-8699 

Email: tmwypodcast@gmail.com 

Follow Ray: 

LiveLingua.com - online language school 

PodcastHawk.com - service to help people guest on podcasts 

#1000podcastchallenge 



Show Notes

Ray shares about hiking the Incan Trail, and a train ride through the Andes, as well as his life in Mexico City, and growing up internationally. 

  • Cusco 
    • In the mts. of Peru - 8,000 ft 
    • 2 weeks to acclimate to altitude  
    • Coffee & chocolate making classes 
  • Incan Trail 10,000 ft 
    • Only 100 people allowed on the trail per day
    • A 4 day trail 
    • Usually reserve 6 months in advance 
    • $1000 per person to do the hike 
  • Day 1 
    • 3 hr drive to Sacred Valley where the trail starts 
    • Mostly flat for about 5 hours, then the last 30 minutes is steep 
  • Day 2 
    • From 10,000 ft to 14,000 ft for 4 straight hours
    • The views are amazing 
      • Wild llamas running up the hills 
      • Waterfalls 
  • The path the Incans would take to get to Machu Picchu 
    • Secret path 
    • Paths through other forts, ruins (can’t be seen from above) 
    • ½ degree different terrace to grow different crops 
    • From jungle to pine forest 
    • Looked like a river of clouds moving through the Andes mountains 
  • Machu Picchu 
    • With no one else there, you watch the sunrise, then you get an hour with only the 100 people who hiked it with you 
    • Train at the end Agua Calientes 
  • Silent Meditation Retreat 
    • Lake Titicaca 
    • Train from Cusco to Titicaca 
      • Only 2 people on this train because it was a day the train usually didn’t run that day 
      • Quinoto  - risotto with quinoa 
      • 2 bands on the train, the 2nd band was awful 
      • Half way through the trip they stop and local people set up a market to sell to the people on the train 


Wish You Were Here 

Cheryl: Pyramid of Cestius, Rome, Italy 

Ray: Sima de las Cotorras, Chiapas, Mexico 

Ryan: Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, WA 


Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @tmwypodcast 

Leave us a voicemail (or text message): (406)763-8699 

Email: tmwypodcast@gmail.com 

Follow Ray: 

LiveLingua.com - online language school 

PodcastHawk.com - service to help people guest on podcasts 

#1000podcastchallenge