Monday, January 10, 2005

The Machu Picchu Choo-Choo

This is the train that goes from Cusco to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu. When we arrived at the platform in Cusco, l located the conductor (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) and sang my line, "Pardon me, boy, is this the Machu Pichu Choo-Choo?" A guy who overheard me asked why I'd burst out in song. I told him it had been my lifelong dream to sing that line at that place. He said he was glad he could be there to share the moment. Posted by Hello


Cap'n Bob said...

My hat is off to anyone who would travel to another country in another continent in another hemisphere just to sing a pun. I only regret it isn't a spiffy hat like the one you're wearing in the photo, but then I'm not an international bon vivant.

James Reasoner said...


Did you have your fare? And just a little bit spare?

Andres Berger said...

This is the backpaker train. You have also two more options:

The Luxury "Vistadome" train
The Super Luxury Hiram Bingham Train

All options are very atractive.


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