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The house of the guardian  
   

The house of the guardian

This little building has a great view over the whole Machu Picchu complex. It is usually covered with people, waiting their turn to stand at the edge and get their picture taken with the archeological area spread out below them. Nobody besides my group was there when we visited.
Machu Picchu with new Covid regulations

November 5th 2020
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail opened again on November 2, after being closed since the State of Emergency and Covid-19 quarantine were announced in Peru on March 15th. I had the amazing good fortune to be able to hike the Inca Trail on November 4th and visit Machu Picchu on November 5th with a group of friends. All but one had never visited Machu Picchu before, though all of them have sat th ... 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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