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 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
Seeking adventure and a new perspective, we sold our house and packed everything we own into a 20-foot shipping container. Our "plan" is to teach English in Vietnam and travel various parts of Southeast Asia over the next year and a half.
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