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MACHU PICCHU  
   

MACHU PICCHU

City or Estate? It feels more like an estate, with so many workers mowing and clipping, and mending walls. The llamas munching the grass is a nice touch. Hiram Bingham, an American archaeologist, was looking for Vilcabamba, the last Inca stronghold to fall to the Spanish, when he found Machu Picchu in 1922. His book, "The Lost City of the Incas" popularized the site.
SEVEN DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS

January 14th 2017
SEVEN DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS Machu Picchu, voted one of the 7 Wonders of the World Michael was a great help in planning this trip. He has already been to Chile and Peru and gave me ball park dates for this part of the trip. He suggested a couple of days in Lima because I am not big on municipal buildings and museums. I enjoyed my time there, just resting and relaxing, and squeezing in my ... 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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