Machu Picchu June 23rd 2008 Brandon, Marko, and I were successful in hiking an Inka Trail sin guia(without a guide). That was the theme of our trip, Sin Guia, we were determined to study guide books, read blogs, and ask locals to get us to our destination.
We began by taking a local bus from Cuzco to Santa Maria and then hiked the rest of the way through Acocalmayo, which was the most amazing hot springs I have ever been ... 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