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The Sun Gate!  
   

The Sun Gate!

We made it (along with a few other tourists!)! Machu Pichu should be in view, with the sun over top any minute now......or not.
Machu Pichu

November 3rd 2009
Machu Pichu We awoke in darkness, and some were far more awake than others. I’ve never been a morning person, but waking at 4am to start hiking in the dark for an hour or two is pushing the limits of my civility (unless it’s a race, and therefore competitive!). Poor Penny has to deal with whatever fragile mask of humanity I can put on until my mind catches up with my body and manages to w ... 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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