Perseverence pays off at Machu Picchu March 2nd 2016 This morning we were up early because we were booked on the 8.00am train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town). Because our room was so far away from the restaurant we decided to clean our teeth and re-pack our small bags before going down for breakfast.
At 7.00am (sharp!) Gregorio collected us from the Casa Andina and drove us to the Ollantaytambo railway station. We had to ... 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