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Machu Picchu

February 20th 2012
Not only will I matchyou, I'll beatyou. Machu Picchu...geddit? It is barely worth mentioning the beginning of our Machu Picchu day. We got up at 05:00, took the train, pulled in at Aguas Calientes and took the bus to the top. As we ascended, the view grew ever better. The valley floor is at 2,000m, and Machu Picchu sits at 2,400m. It looks much higher than 400m; the river is a ... 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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