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Machu Picchu at first sight  
   

Machu Picchu at first sight

Our initial view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, where we stood for about 20 minutes, while the sun rose behind us. It was so satisfying to have reached this point via the four-day Inca Trail.
Machu Picchu and the Power of Pachamama

March 23rd 2009
When my brother Tyler told me about his trip to Machu Picchu with his girlfriend Jolene last year, my mind wondered Matchoo what? Where? Peru(!) Who goes to Peru? Almost one year later, we went to Peru, hitting Cuzco and the capital Lima, with the four-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in between. Machu Picchu is probably the most recognizable symbol of the once mighty Inca Empire, which, ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Inca Trail

Peruvian Flag 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
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