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Walking along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes
Peru-Machu Picchu

February 9th 2014
With two newly found friends in tow, I finally managed to make my way to Machu Picchu. We took a bus from Cusco to the Central Machupicchu Hydroelectric Plant. From there we walked along the train tracks through the picturesque landscape of wild rivers and towering mountains to the town of Aguas Calientes where we were once again struck by the beauty of our surroundings, wishing we had arranged fo ... 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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