Blimey O Riley! Machu Picchu! September 2nd 2005 It was like the ice-creams in Dumbos, it was as good, if not better than we expected! And for the first time ever i was actually speachless!!
We caught a train to Aguas Callientes (litterally meaning hot water thanks to the natural hot springs found there) At 6am from Cusco and arrived at around 3ish. The train ride was surprisingly nice, well the parts we were awake for were, the scenery was be ... 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
We are Laura and Dom, we are both orginaly from Bristol in the UK and currently teaching English in Iida, Japan; and loving it!
We have had some amazing adventures, in 2005 we spent ten weeks in South America seeing a snapshot of Brazil, Boliva and a little bit of Peru. We then popped to Spain for 6 weeks, Slovenia for 2 1/2 and then we popped to Poland for Laura's 21st birthday. Then I think we went to Amsterdam, but can't really remember! One day we'll get around to writing up these trips.
We've just finished 5 months in SE Asia, having been to Malaysia, Borneo, the Philippines, Cambo... full info