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Machu Picchu

June 18th 2015
We have completed our pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. We opted for a 3 day trip, and the first day was a mountainous drive, then a downhill bike ride, and hotsprings in Santa Teresa. Second day was ziplining, a 3 hour walk along the railway to Aquas Caliente, a gorgeous walk, and we spotted a Cock of the Rock! The next morning we were up at 4, and hiked 1900 stairs up to the Machu Picchu gates. After ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu

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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