This morning we depart before sunrise to visit the ancient city of Machu Picchu and the reason we are all here. Machu Picchu is a 15th Century Inca citadel and was built somewhere between 1438 and 1472. It has often been described as the Lost City of the Incas, but I am not sure how it can be lost. Judging by the number of tourists it’s pretty easy to find whatever route you take. I will be joining Miss Collier on her journey today as, after all, she was the one who kindly invited me along.

Machu Picchu is also one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. I am not sure what the rest are but I am sure Somerset must be pretty high up judging by the stories my fellow travellers are telling me. Some of the places sound lovely and I look forward to visiting them when I get back.

Today, we will transfer by bus and enjoy a guided tour of the city. Due to the impact of the tourists we can’t walk up as we used to be able to. Visitors are restricted to just 400 people a day. That’s ok though because I am a bear, and there was no mention of how many bears can enter each day.

We will then have plenty of free time to walk around, or hike up to the Sun Gate where we can experience spectacular views of Machu Picchu, the valleys, and mountains that surround it. I am sure that just sitting in the shadow of the “old peak” as Machu Picchu translates into, will be an awe-inspiring experience, not to mention a fine place for a marmalade sandwich.