Former tennis ace walks the Inca Trail
People planning to take a hiking holiday could travel along one of the most majestic trails in the world, the Inca Trail in Peru.
That is according to Australian tennis legend Pat Cash, who walked along the trail to Machu Picchu with his son - and wrote about the experience in diarised form for the Daily Mail.
Being a bit of a history buff, Cash drank in the culture of the Peruvian city of Cusco, which has a long and fascinating past.
"Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and you can see the Spanish influence in the ornate churches on every corner," he said.
When, after four days of trekking, the former tennis ace reached the ancient city, he realised the "magnificent" vastness and intricacy of it.
Cash noted: "I begin to get an understanding of how this city worked, with its observation tower for stargazing, multi-levelled fields and brilliantly designed foundations adapted to the sheer terrain."