South America Day 55 - Machu Picchu Pueblo March 4th 2019 Today we are taking the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo. I’m looking forward to this for 2 reasons; (1) it’s the start of our visit to Machu Picchu, one of the 7 Wonders of the World and (2) it’s 2000 m above sea level, that’s a mile lower than anywhere we’ve been in the past 10 days.
Train tickets aren’t cheap - we’ve paid almost £300 - yet a big chunk of the journey consists of a ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Aguas Calientes 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