The amazing thing about this rock is that it was brought from another mountain by hundreds of workers. There is evidence that they were building more when the Spanish came and halted the construction. Hard to imagine how they did this with the simple materials they had access to at this time! Just the beginning of the amazing sights we saw!
Vacaciones en Perú! June 19th 2012 OK-OK! Finally done! You would be surprised how long this blog stuff takes! 😊 After returning from Peru on June 14th, I have finished uploading the photos! Be warned--there are a ton!
I am going to let the pictures tell the story this time! We went from Antofagasta on a night bus to Arica, Chile (about 10 hours). We then took a taxi across the border into Tacna, Peru--that took about 3 hou ... 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