Cuzco and The Sacred Valley / Inca Trail to Machu Picchu February 4th 2007 We arrived in Cuzco, Peru, what some call "The Rome of the Americas," and hit up the town immediately - going to museums, churches of gold, parks, plazas, ruins, bars, drag-costume parties, clubs, eating and drinking local delicacies, and shopping at the black market where you can buy name brand camping equipment directly out of fellow travellers' stolen backpacks for $5.
Then we split off and the ... 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
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