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Published: April 28th 2007
Experimental farm for determining the best crops for the best temperature.
Well well well,
This last week we have been marvelling at the amazing work of the Inca Empire. It is seriously nothing short of astounding!
Cusco is definately the most touristy place we have been to so far in South America, but for a damn good reason! The Inca Culture must have been one crazy, bloodthirsty and devoted group of people to accomplish what they did in such little time! The rise and fall of the Inca Empire was only between 1200 -1500 AD (300 years) and were they ever busy! Master builders using carved stone, some is so elaborate that it is hard to believe they werenÂ´t doing it just to show off! They have about a million temples and ruins spread all over the Cusco Province, so many in fact that it is near impossible to see them all without getting Â´ruined outÂ´ like what happened to us.
With Ben not being completely up snuff in the health department, we just decided to go ruin hopping on day trips and ended up taking the train to Macchu Pichu. Despite all the visitors to the sight, it truely is a magical place and trust us, photos
Rockin out on his flute.
do not do that area ANY justice. It is well worth the pilgrimige to see this place for yourself sometime in your life!
Oh and for those of you who wanted to know about how BenÂ´s leg is doing, he just finished up his round of antibiotics and went to check with a doctor to confirm the infection is gone. After a quick inspection by a kind olÂ´ 70 year old doc who had a examination room straight out of the 1950Â´s, the infection is gone FINALLY. Seriously, donÂ´t underestimate those sea mammals...
So see how long it takes you to get tired of looking at ruins. If it happens fast, think about this race of people 600 years ago that had no machines, no modern tools and how much blood, sweat and manpower went into building these incredible sites. Its sometimes hard to believe it myself.
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