Cusco to Machu Picchu: The Inca Trail December 9th 2011 I arrived in Cusco at about 5am having not booked anywhere to stay, and went off with someone shouting "!habitaçion!" at the bus station for the first time.
Early the next morning, I boarded a bus and met two American girls, two Danish girls, a German couple and an Argentinian woman; my group for the next four days. The bus wound through little farming villages to the starting point of the In ... 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