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Entering Machu Picchu  

Entering Machu Picchu

Our day on Machu Picchu

March 20th 2011
As indicated in our earlier blogs, the health of ´Team Smith´ wasn´t exactly 100% this past week in Cuzco. So we were nervous when our alarm went off at 5:20am on Friday to launch our trip to Machu Picchu. In addition to the stomach and altitude issues we had been suffering from, the alarm was rousing us from an awful sleep. For some reason, between 1am and 4:30, none of us slept much. We came ... read more
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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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