Machu Picchu innit February 10th 2008 Sheena and I wouldn't have made good Incas. First we opted for the bus rather than face climbing the 1000m at 5am from the town of Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. Then, huffing and puffing, we crawled our way up Huayna Picchu, the mountain standing behind Machu Picchu in the classic postcard shot.
We got the first bus to try and snatch a view of Machu Picchu before sunrise and before the hoards ... 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