Machu Picchu June 23rd 2008 Brandon, a friend from Canada, Marko, and I were successful in hiking an inka trail sin guia(without a guide).
We took a local bus to Santa Maria and then hiked the rest of the way through Acocalmayo, which was the most amazing hot springs I have ever been to and then through Santa Teresa and then on to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. We stayed at a very cheap hostel the first night before o ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more