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First Glimpses of Huayna Picchu  
   

First Glimpses of Huayna Picchu

(For those that don´t know, its the big mountain behind Machu Picchu on all the pictures). Seen from the Salkantay trail on Day 3.
Cusco and the Salkantay Trek

March 7th 2008
I arrived in Cusco on a very rainy morning, off the night bus from Arequipa. I was pretty excited to have finally made it to the centre of the gringo world in South America. Surely every backpacker on this continent comes through this city at some point, and most them move on to trek to Machu Picchu. Cusco is a really nice city with loads of colonial buildings throughout the city, and particula ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Salkantay Trail

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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