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Macchu Picchu

July 2nd 2007
The big day arrived. The only way to get to Macchu Picchu is take a train from Cusco or the Sacred Valley, so we were on the 8:00 train that follows the Urubamba River to the end of the line at a small town called Aguas Caliente. It was a 90 minute trip with beautiful scenery. We were going down, so the vegetation became lush and jungle-like as we got closer to the end. In Aguas Calientes you hav ... 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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